The East Fork Fire was reported on August 22, 2012 and was caused by ligtning from the thunderstorm that went through the Lincoln area on Tuesday, August 21st. The fire is actively burning in contiguous sub-alpine fir and dense, dead timber on the Helena National Forest-Lincoln Ranger District; a majority of the fire is located within the Scapegoat Wilderness. The strategy is to safely manage this fire for suppression within the Wilderness boundary. For more information contact Kathy Bushnell at 406-422-7164.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Dense timber stands of contiguous sub-alpine fir with numerous snags in and around the fire area
Continued smoldering within the interior. Smoke may be visible at times throughout the duration of this fire.
Cooler temperatures and recent precipitation have helped minimize fire activity and growth.
Fire personnel continue to monitor the fire.
A portion of the Arrastra/Porcupine Basin Trail #482 remains closed.