Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Christensen
FIRE
13,175.0
acres
24.2 mi
SW of Butte, MT
20%
contained
Fire Status:
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
2 months ago
Incident #:
2021-MTBDF-006298
Fire Start:
Friday, July 16, 2021 2:13 PM MDT
Fuels:
Timber And Brush
Dispatch Notes:
141 acres
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Christensen Fire

The Christensen Fire started on July 16, 2021 approximately 12 miles West of Wise River, Montana. Located on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the cause of the Christensen 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.

The fire is being managed by the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team #6, Incident Commander Jay Winfield.

Forest Closure Orders are in effect for the fire area. Please see up to date closure orders at Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF Closure 

 
 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Friday, July 16, 2021 2:15 PM MDT
Location:
12 Miles West of Wise River, MT
Incident Commander:
Jay Winfield, Northern Rockies Team #6
Coordinates:
45.781, -113.226
Size (Acres):
13,175
Containment:
20%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:00 AM MST
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:
Fire was actively spotting today and joined Alder Creek fire. Northeasterly movement continues in Bryant Creek toward Calvert Hill.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor
Projected Incident Activity:
Fire in Bryant creeks will continue to be active and has to potential to move down drainage. Fire growth to the north may trigger management actions.
Remarks:
This will be the final update for Christensen Fire. The fire has burned into the Alder Creek fire and the two fires will reported together as the Alder Fire.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Warm and dry conditions will continue through the first half of this week. Zero chance of wetting rain on Tuesday.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Alder Creek and Trail Creek Fire Information
Email: 2021.aldercreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 406-624-9452
Hours: 8 AM- 8PM
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/