The fire has transitioned from the local Type-3 Team to the local DNRC Swan Unit to be managed as a Type-4 Incident. This will be the final update unless significant activity occures.Heavy equipment continues constructing Fireline around most of the fire and fire is now 50% contained. Hand Crews are still being utilized where terrain is too steep for equipment and hoselays are in place around most of the fire for water supply. Due to more accurate mapping the fires size is 340 acres. Whitetail Creek road and the southern half of Porcupine Creek road are closed, and firefighting personnel ask that people stay clear of the area. Hot and dry conditions are forecasted for the next couple of days, which will dry out fuels, allowing for active fire behavior.
Closure: To ensure public and firefighter safety and allow for efficient firefighting operations a closure order for National Forest System lands, including roads, has been issued for both the Whitetail Creek and Boulder 2700 fires. Specifically, the Whitetail Creek road (NFS road #10182) is closed at its juncture with the Fatty Creek road, approximately 1.25 miles after leaving Highway 83 and the Lower Porcupine Creek road (NFS road #9719) is closed at the juncture with NFS road #10229.
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