Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Friday, October 22, 2021 1:08:43 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #
2021-MTNWS-000748
FWAC Incident ID
206145
Incident Name
Whitetail Creek Fire
Last Updated
Friday, October 22, 2021 12:51 AM MDT
(17 mins, 41 secs ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:03 PM MDT
(2 months ago)
State
Montana
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
33.5 miles SE of Kalispell, MT
Responsible Agency
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Responsible Fire Unit
Northwestern Land Office
Resources
PROTECTION - OWNER: SWN - STATE SWAN RIVER SF. CNTY: LAKE. RESP: GOAT CREEK FULL
Fuels
Timber, Brush, Slash
Notes
Contain: 09/03/21 1800 | Control: 09/20/21 0930
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

 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.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Location
8 miles south of Swan Lake in the Whitetail drainage.
Incident Commander
MT DNRC - Type 3 Incident Command
Coordinates
47.811, -113.883
Total Personnel
35
Size (Acres)
340
Containment
50%
Fuels Involved
slash and timber
Incident Contact
Swan Unit
Phone: 406-754-2301
Hours: 8am-5pm
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Dispatch Contact
Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center | Kalispell, MT
Phone: 406-758-5260
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtkic/
Incident Map

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