Wildfire Incident Information
Fire Status
Last Updated
13 mins, 35 secs ago
Fire Start
Friday, August 18, 2023 7:18 AM MDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
D5 Resources On Scene
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Lolo National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

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. 

Basic Incident Details

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 18, 2023 9:59 PM UTC
Incident Type
Fire Discovered
Fri, Aug 18, 2023 1:30 PM UTC
6 miles due East of Plains, MT
47.381666666667, -114.80583333333

Current Situation

500 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber and tall grass