The Stadium Creek Fire was reported during the afternoon of Sunday, July 30th. The fire is burning on an east-facing slope in the Stadium Creek drainage between Gorge and Cannon Creeks; located within the Bob Marshall Wilderness, on the Spotted Bear Ranger District.
An IAA (Incident Awareness and Assessment) flight mapped the fire at 50 acres as of the morning of 8/4/2023. The fire has ran up the ridgeline to the west of the original start and has been burning northward along the ridge toward the confluence of Stadium and Gorge Creeks. The Spotted Bear Ranger District will continue to monitor the fire and implement point protection strategies to any values at risk as necessary - firefighter safety will remain the top priority.
An area and trail closure order is in effect around the Stadium Creek Fire. There are also multiple closure orders that affect the non-Wilderness portions of the Spotted Bear Ranger District, the Hungry Horse-Glacier View Ranger District, and Forest Service Roads 38 and 895. Stage II Fire restrictions are in effect.
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