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Incident #: FNF-384 Fire Start: 5 months ago Location: 4.6 miles SW of Polebridge, MT Acres: 515 Agency: Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center (MT-KIC) Dispatch Notes: Protection agency: gvrd - forest service. Lightning, 515 acres, controlled 10/03/18 @ 1800hrs | Contain: 09/16/18 1800 control: 10/03/18 1800
Fire Growth Potential
Updated: 12 hours, 48 mins ago — The Whale Butte Fire is burning in the Flathead National Forest 10 miles northwest of Polebridge, Montana. This fire is being managed with modified confine and contain tactics, with fire fighter and public safety as a priority. The fire is burning in steep terrain with subalpine forest and brushy avalanche chutes. Following lightning storms across the Flathead National Forest evening of August 11, the Whale Butte Fire was detected the next morning. A Type 1 Fire Management Team is assigned to the fire. Video of the September 4th community meeting is available at https://youtu.be/Vcn-br-QV9A A story map of the progression of the fire is available at http://nifc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=25498813ba044f548c2315e9eb6d2d22
Flathead National Forest Email: 2018.PaolaRidge.WhaleButte.CoalRidge@firenet.gov Phone: 406-758-3546 Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Flathead National Forest U.S. Forest Service 650 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901
Date of Origin
Sunday August 12th, 2018 approx. 10:55 AM
10 mi. NW of Polebridge, MT
Manny Mendoza, USFS Type 3
48.855 latitude, -114.474 longitude
Complete fire suppression repairs in accordance with the Fire Suppression Rehabilitation Plan on National Forest Lands.