Beeskove
FIRE
430
acres
4.7 mi
E of Missoula, MT
71%
containment
CONTAINED
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Incident #: MT-LNF-001232
Fire Start: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:56 AM MDT
Fuels: Timber
Dispatch Notes: Resources on scene. | Contain: 09/26/19 1400 | Control: 09/26/19 1400

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

The lightning-caused Beeskove Fire was detected on Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019. The fire is burning in a remote location five miles northeast of the main Rattlesnake Trailhead within the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. Please be advised - the fire is not out. It will continue to smoke and smolder until a season ending event occurs. Firefighters attacked this fire under a full suppression strategy utilizing indirect tactics due to inaccessibility and high-risk conditions. Indirect control lines were constructed in order to protect surrounding communities and other values at risk. The construction of the firelines created a fuelbreak that will help with fire management in the area for years to come.

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Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 approx. 10:56 AM
Location:
Rattlesnake Creek Drainage, 5 miles NE of main Rattlesnake Trailhead
Incident Commander:
Type 4 Incident Command
Coordinates:
46.962, -113.868

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
5
Size (Acres):
430
Containment:
71%
Fuels Involved:
Closed Timber Litter
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Short Grass (1 foot)

Narrative:
Mixed conifer with heavy dead/downed fuel, standing bug-killed trees, green fuels made up of brush and grasses currently a barrier to burning.
Significant Events:
Minimal smoldering and burning, smoke may still be visible in the Rattlesnake corridor

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Firefighters are patrolling the fire with an engine and working on back haul of firefighting equipment such as hose.
Remarks:
Incwieb will be updated as activity merits.

Weather Synopsis

Contact

Incident Contact
Missoula Ranger District
Phone: 406-329-3814
Hours: M-F 0800-1630
Fire Unit Information
Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804