Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:21:30 PM MST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Trail Creek Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, December 30, 2021 10:44 AM MST
(2 weeks ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, July 8, 2021 2:26 PM MDT
(6 months ago)
Incident Type
40.6 miles SSE of Hamilton, MT
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Timber Dead Standing
57,299 acres// active burn//connells type 3 team | Contain: 11/04/21 1100
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Trail Creek Fire started on July 8, 2021 approximately 20 miles West of Wisdom, Montana, as the result of lightning. The fire terrain is made up of forest timber with 2 feet high underbrush and heavy fuel loads of dead and down Lodgepole 

Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) , Salmon-Challis NF: Salmon-Challis National Forest - Alerts &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

Weather has reduced fire activity.  You may still see occasional smoke on warmer drier days.  Firefighters may still be in the area cleaning up and doing rehab work. Use caution in fire areas, watch for falling trees and firefighter activity. 

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Thursday July 08th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
20 miles West of Wisdom, MT on HWY 43
Incident Commander
Paul Diaz, Whitney Machado (T)
45.683, -113.854
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Monday November 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Significant Events

Minimal activity in all areas.
Planned Actions
Continue suppression repair work and back haul where appropriate.
Projected Incident Activity
With the arrival of the winter storm warning, personnel and equipment will be pulled from the fireline before the storm.
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
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
Phone: 406-683-3975
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtddc/
Incident Map

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