Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
25 mins, 52 secs ago
Fire Start
Monday, August 22, 2022 6:00 PM MDT
Incident #
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 5 days ago

Incident Photo for the Twist Creek  Fire

The Twist Creek Fire started by lightning on August 23rd is located 28 miles southeast of Elk City, Idaho and 2 miles south of Sabe Vista along the Magruder Corridor in Idaho’s Frank Church of No Return Wilderness.

Structure protection has been complete at the Horse Heaven Cabin and along the Magruder Corridor. Fire managers are utilizing a point protection strategy to prevent any critical wilderness infrastructure from being negatively impacted by the fire.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
28 miles southeast of Elk City, ID
Incident Commander
Type 4
45.627, -114.951

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Primarily log pole pine with some fir and sub alpine fir.
Significant Events
Cool and wet weather has set in the past few days minimizing fire behavior.
Projected Incident Activity
Limited fire activity and spread is expected. Potential for increased fire activity if another extended warm/dry period develops.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
This week will start out cool and wet with moderate precipitation. Warm and dry conditions will build back in throughout the rest of the week.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
West Fork Ranger District
Phone: 406-821-3269
Hours: M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Bitterroot National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1801 North 1st Hamilton Montana 59840
Hamilton, MT 59840