Wildfire Incident Information
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65% contained
Fire Status
ACTIVE
Last Updated
9 mins, 50 secs ago
Fire Start
Friday, August 26, 2022 2:11 PM MDT
Incident #
2022-MTBDF-006286
Fuels
Regen
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 day, 6 hours ago

Incident Photo for the Trail Ridge Fire

CURRENT STATUS

The Trail Ridge Fire is burning on the Wisdom District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest as well as on the Darby-Sula District of the Bitterroot National Forest. Incident Commander Zach Lee is currently reporting this fire to be 17,157 acres. An InfraRed acreage mapping mission has been requested and when that request is filled, acreage for this fire will be updated on InciWeb. You can find this incident on InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8365/

Recent warming and drying weather conditions resulted in more activity on this fire yesterday, resulting in visible smoke to the communities of Sula, as this fire burned in areas of green timber. This fire has not breached the containment lines nor Management Action Points established by Fire Personnel.

Fire Leadership and crews are working to address hot-spots on the fire, strengthening containment lines, and monitoring for any changes in fire behavior.

WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR

Continued warm and dry conditions are expected tomorrow, with a high of 80 and variable, light winds. It is expected that the fire will have similar fire behavior tomorrow.

CLOSURES AND SPECIAL MESSAGES

The most current Closure Order for the Trail Ridge Fire is effective as of 22SEP22 and can be viewed in full at https:// www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/bdnf/alerts-notices

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Friday, August 26, 2022 1:15 PM MDT
Location
22 miles NW of Wisdom MT
Incident Commander
Zach Lee & Justin Bogart, Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests
Coordinates
45.78, -113.867

Current Situation

Total Personnel
48
Size (Acres)
17,208
Containment
65%
Estimated Containment
Monday, October 31, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved
Heavy Logging Slash
Brush (2 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Significant Events
Minimal
Smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Div A: Monitor fire behavior and implement suppression repair as fire behavior allows.
Div Z: Continue chipping operations. Continue to monitor fire behavior and implement suppression strategies appropriate to fire behavior and movement.
Div N: Implement suppression repair as fire behavior allows. Continue to monitor fire behavior and implement suppression strategies appropriate to fire behavior and movement.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Minimal fire perimeter growth along the 4B Creek and Tolan Creek drainages. Minimal perimeter growth anticipated in Div A on the west, south, and east edges of the fire.
24 hours: Fire will continue to spread north along the 4B Creek and Tolan Creek drainages. Minimal perimeter growth anticipated in Div A on the west, south, and east edges of the fire.
Remarks
Using an Operational Objective Weighted Matrix to report completion percentage. The operational objectives (and their % of total planned operations) consist of: Point protection (20%), Indirect line
(40%), Burning operations (20%), Confine/contain (5%), Monitor (5%), and Suppression Repair (10%).

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Predicted warmer and dry weather pattern in the coming days into next week.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Catherine McRae
Email: catherine.mcrae@usda.gov
Phone: 4069253353
Hours: M-F 8-7, S/S 9-5
Fire Unit Information
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

Dispatch Center Contact

Dillon Interagency Communication Center (MT-DDC)

Dillon, MT

406-683-3975

https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtddc/