Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Alder Creek
FIRE
36,968.0
acres
19 mi
SW of Butte, MT
63%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
13 mins, 48 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-MTBDF-006269
Fire Start:
Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:53 PM MDT
Fuels:
D&d Timber
Dispatch Notes:
36,538 acres//active burn// connells t3 team | Contain: 11/04/21 1045
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Alder Creek Fire

The Alder Creek Fire started on July 8, 2021 approximately 7 miles West of Wise River, Montana, in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The cause of the Alder Creek Fire has not been determined. The fire terrain is made up of forest timber with 2 feet high underbrush and heavy fuel loads of dead and down Lodgepole Pine. The surrounding valleys are characterized by short sage and grass mix.

Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) for most up to date information on closures. 

Fire activity is minimal due to the weather and shorter cooler nights. Occasional smoke could be visible on warmer drier days.  Use caution in the fire area. Watch for snags, falling trees and traffic.  Firefighters may still be in the fire area cleaning up and completing rehab work.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Location:
7-8 air miles west of Wise River, MT
Incident Commander:
Paul Diaz, Whitney Machado (T)
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
45.79, -113.101

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
8
Size (Acres):
36,968
Containment:
63%
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, November 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:


Minimal to no activity in all areas.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue suppression work and back haul where appropriate.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Today will be much colder with highs 28-33 degrees. Snow looks to continue through Monday night with light additional accumulations. Winds will be NE 5-13 mph with gusts around 20 mph. Tonight, will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow, with lows 18-23 degrees. Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow in the morning. Maximum temperatures will be 31-36 degrees with winds NE 5-13 mph with gusts 20-25 mph.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Wisdom Ranger District
Phone: 406-689-3243
Hours: M-F 8:00 - 4:30
Fire Unit Information
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

Dispatch Contact

Dillon Interagency Communication Center | Dillon, MT
406-683-3975
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtddc/