FWAC Incident ID
West Fork Fire
Thursday, October 12, 2023 12:13 PM PDT
(2 months ago)
Monday, July 17, 2023 11:56 AM PDT
(5 months ago)
38 miles WNW of Pinesdale, MT
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Nez Perce - Clearwater National Forests
Contain: 09/06/2023 13:00 | Control: 09/15/2023 16:00 | Out: 09/26/2023 12:00
The West Fork Fire was started by lightning on July 17, 2023 around 7:00 PM, and is about two and a half miles south from Howard Camp. The fire is approximately 320 acres, burning in dead and down fuels.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Thu, Aug 10, 2023 3:51 PM UTC
Mon, Jul 17, 2023 7:00 PM UTC
Powell Ranger District- two and a half miles south of Howard Camp and a little less than a mile and a half northeast from Highway 12
Burning in dead and down fuels.
There is an official road closure. A road closure is in effect for National Forest Service Road (NFSR) #500, Lolo Motorway, from its junction with Horseshoe Lake Road (NFSR #588) to the junction with Doe Creek Road (NFSR #566), due to the West Fork Fire activity near the vicinity of the road. The closure is in place to protect the health and safety of the public.
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