57,299 acres// active burn//connells type 3 team | Contain: 11/04/21 1100
Primary Fire Agency
US Forest Service — Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago
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Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) , Salmon-Challis NF: Salmon-Challis National Forest - Alerts &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.
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 8, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
20 miles West of Wisdom, MT on HWY 43
Paul Diaz, Whitney Machado (T)
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, November 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Timber (Litter and Understory) Timber (Grass and Understory)
Minimal activity in all areas.
Continue suppression repair work and back haul where appropriate.
With the arrival of the winter storm warning, personnel and equipment will be pulled from the fireline before the storm.
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.
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