Nevada Creek
FIRE
57
acres
28.1 mi
NW of Helena, MT
100%
containment
CONTAINED
Last Updated: 10 mins, 37 secs ago
Incident #: NWCG-6484
Fire Start: Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:52 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 6 days ago

Mike Almas's Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the Nevada Creek Fire at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2019. The Nevada Creek Fire was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The fire was ignited by lightning that was part of a thunderstorm that came over the area the night before. Due to technical issues, photos are being shared on the Forest Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HLCNF. The forest, along with some additional resources, is working to completely suppress the fire.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 01st, 2019 approx. 08:52 AM
Location:
T12N, R8W Sections 2 and 36
Coordinates:
46.827, -112.567

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
24
Size (Acres):
57
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday September 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Significant Events:
The fire received significant amounts of precipitation recently. Minimal fire behavior expected other than smoldering in the 1000-hour fuels and pockets of concentrated heat. As weather conditions change, so will fire activity (smoldering) within the perimeter of the fireline.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Fire will remain in patrol status with the local district.
Remarks:
UPDATED CLOSURE INFO -- Click on "Closures" tab above to see the closure area description; and click on the "Maps" tab to see the closure map.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Westerly to northwesterly flow aloft and embedded disturbances affect our region through Saturday. Showers and thunderstorms are possible daily, during the afternoon and early evening. Temperatures trend below-normal through Saturday. On Sunday, a warming and drying trend is expected as high pressure aloft begins to rebound over the area.

Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2019.Nevadacreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 406-458-4992
Hours: 6am - 10pm daily
Fire Unit Information
Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive Helena Montana 59602
Helena, MT 59602