Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Trail Creek
FIRE
62,013.0
acres
40.6 mi
SSE of Hamilton, MT
83%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
32 mins, 19 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-MTBDF-006272
Fire Start:
Thursday, July 8, 2021 2:26 PM MDT
Fuels:
Timber Dead Standing
Dispatch Notes:
57,299 acres// active burn//connells type 3 team | Contain: 11/04/21 1100
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 Trail Creek Fire

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Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) , Salmon-Challis NF: Salmon-Challis National Forest - Alerts &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. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Location:
20 miles West of Wisdom, MT on HWY 43
Incident Commander:
Paul Diaz, Whitney Machado (T)
Coordinates:
45.683, -113.854

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
139
Size (Acres):
62,013
Containment:
83%
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, November 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Significant Events:


Minimal activity in all areas.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue suppression repair work and back haul where appropriate.
Remarks:
With the arrival of the winter storm warning, personnel and equipment will be pulled from the fireline before the storm.

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/