Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
ACTIVE
Last Updated
19 mins, 36 secs ago
Fire Start
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 1:11 PM MDT
Incident #
2022-MTFNF-000688
Resources
PROTECTION - OWNER: SBRD - BOB MARSHALL WILD (FNF). CNTY: MISSOULA. RESP: SPOTTED BEAR WILDERNESS
Fuels
Light Timber
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Flathead National Forest

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the George Lake Fire

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 9/15/2022, the fire is 684 acres; heavy wide-spread smoke across the area has affected the temperature and amount of solar radiation reaching the fire.

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. New information will be posted as it becomes available.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Date of Origin
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
Incident Commander
USDA Forest Service
Coordinates
47.378, -113.48
Size (Acres)
684
Estimated Containment
Monday, October 31, 2022 12:00 AM MDT

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Cooler temperatures and chances of precipitation forecasted to begin Sunday, 09/18/2022 and through the week.

Fire Incident Contact

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 Center Contact

Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center (MT-KIC)

Kalispell, MT

406-758-5260

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