FWAC Incident ID
Sand Lake Fire
Friday, October 22, 2021 1:00 AM MDT
(11 mins, 22 secs ago)
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:00 AM MDT
(1 month ago)
31.2 miles SW of Butte, MT
The Sand Lake fire started on September 1, 2021 approximately 11 miles northeast of Wise River, Montana. Located on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, the fire is burning in a Wilderness Study Area and is extremely rugged and rocky terrain.
Forest Closure orders have been rescinded: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov) for most up to date information on closures.
Fire activity is minimal due to the weather and shorter cooler nights. Occasional smoke could be visible on warmer drier days. Use caution in the fire area. Watch for snags and falling trees.
Date of Origin
Wednesday September 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM
12 miles Northeast of Wisdom, Montana
Paul Diaz, Whitney Machado (T)
Estimated Containment Date
Monday November 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber (Grass and Understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Minimal, creeping, smoldering
Monitor by air.
Projected Incident Activity
Effective at 0600 on 10/8/21, the Alder Creek Fire will be managed by a Type 3 IMT with Paul Diaz as IC. The Type 3 team will also take command of the Trail Creek and Sand Lake Fires.
This will be the last daily 209 report for the Sand Lake fire unless a significant event occurs.
Unsettled weather continues with another round of showers during the day on Friday and wetting rains possible. A largely dry weekend is forecast with cooler temperatures and lowering humidity values. Thereafter, a significant storm system begins to push into the area late Sunday/early Monday, bringing strong winds, significantly colder air, and potential for accumulating snowfall. Below average temperatures are expected to prevail through much of next week.
Hours: M-S 0700 to 1900
Fire Unit Information
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725