Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Saturday, June 15, 2024 5:04:15 PM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #
2023-MTLNF-200730
FWAC Incident ID
45950878
Incident Name
River Road East Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 4:23 PM MDT
(1 month ago)
Fire Reported
Friday, August 18, 2023 7:18 AM MDT
(10 months ago)
State
Montana
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
7.8 miles SSE of Plains, MT
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Lolo National Forest
Notes
D5 Out | Contain: 09/28/2023 16:00 | Control: 10/11/2023 10:00 | Out: 10/25/2023 12:00
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The River Road East Fire was reported on August 18 at 1:30 PM, on the Plains Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest, 6 miles east of Plains, MT.

Evacuations are being issued by Sanders County Sheriff's Office for Paradise, MT and surrounding areas. Follow Sanders County Montana Sheriff's Office Facebook Page for updates and sign up for automated emergency alerts through https://hyper-reach.com/mtsanderssignup.html. 

Highway 200 is closed for public and firefighter safety between Hwy 28 North and HWY 135 South. Winds are currently 30mph+ in the area with steep terrain. Multiple agencies including the Forest Service, Montana Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and other partners are on scene. An Incident Management Team is ordered and will be briefed Saturday, August 19. 

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 18, 2023 9:59 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Undetermined
Fire Discovered
Fri, Aug 18, 2023 1:30 PM UTC
Location
6 miles due East of Plains, MT
Coordinates
47.381666666667, -114.80583333333
Size
500 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber and tall grass

Incident Map

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