Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Whitetail Creek
FIRE
340.0
acres
33.5 mi
SE of Kalispell, MT
50%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTROLLED
Last Updated:
27 mins, 26 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-MTNWS-000748
Fire Start:
Sunday, August 1, 2021 7:03 PM MDT
Resources:
PROTECTION - OWNER: SWN - STATE SWAN RIVER SF. CNTY: LAKE. RESP: GOAT CREEK FULL
Fuels:
Timber, Brush, Slash
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 09/03/21 1800 | Control: 09/20/21 0930
Primary Fire Agency

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation — Northwestern Land Office

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Whitetail Creek Fire

 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.

Basic Information

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

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
35
Size (Acres):
340
Containment:
50%
Fuels Involved:
slash and timber

Incident Contact

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
406-758-5260
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtkic/