Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 2:43:56 PM MST

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2022-MTFNF-000688
FWAC Incident ID
301121
Incident Name
George Lake Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, November 3, 2022 2:15 PM MDT
(3 weeks ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 1:11 PM MDT
(3 months ago)
State
Montana
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
10.6 miles N of Seeley Lake, MT
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Flathead National Forest
Resources
PROTECTION - OWNER: SBRD - BOB MARSHALL WILD (FNF). CNTY: MISSOULA. RESP: SPOTTED BEAR WILDERNESS
Fuels
Light Timber
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The George Lake Fire was detected on September 6th, 2022. It is burning on the bottom of the slope at the northeast end of George Lake, located in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on the Spotted Bear Ranger District. As of 9/12/2022, the fire was 625 acres; heavy wide-spread smoke across the area affected the temperature and amount of solar radiation reaching the fire. As of 10/04/2022, no significant observable growth has been detected.

The Spotted Bear Ranger District will continue to monitor the fire with reconnaissance and Infrared (IR) Mapping flights as resources allow. Due to the rocky terrain and lack of available fuels, no other actions are planned at this time. A point protection strategy will be implemented to protect values at risk should conditions change.

An official closure order has been posted effective 9/9/2022. As of 10/04/2022, no additional updates will be made regarding the George Lake Fire unless significant new activity is observed.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Tuesday September 06th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Incident Commander
USDA Forest Service
Coordinates
47.378, -113.48
Size (Acres)
684
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 31st, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Weather Concerns
Warm daytime temperatures and light winds forecasted for the week of 10/02/2022, with the potential for cooler temperatures next week.
Incident Contact
Spotted Bear Ranger District
Phone: 406-758-5376
Hours: 7 days/week, 8:00a - 4:30p
Fire Unit Information
Flathead National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
Dispatch Contact
Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center | Kalispell, MT
Phone: 406-758-5260
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtkic/
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