The Dart Fire was first reported on August 29th, 2012, by aerial recon. The fire was a start from a lightning strike on approximately August 27th, 2012, in the Big Salmon Creek drainage near Dart Creek. The fire was in heavy fuels. There is moderate mortality in trees in the fire area. Structure protection was established at Pendant Cabin, and excellent progress was made on the containment of the fire.
The fire was called controlled on September 5th, 2012, at 6:00pm. Backhaul of gear will be completed as of September 7th.
The fire was called Dead Out on September 7th, 2012, at 8:30pm. All resources are anticipated to be off the fire by the end of the day on September 8th. The final size of the fire is 10 acres.
While there are no campfire restrictions on the Flathead National Forest or the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex at this time, visitors are reminded to be extremely cautious with fire. No campfire should be left unattended, and all campfires should be put "dead out" and cold to the touch before leaving the site.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 29th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Bob Marshall Wilderness, Spotted Bear Ranger District|
|Incident Commander||Francisco Quinones|
Heavy Timber - standing and down.
No fire activity.
--On August 30th, both helicopter water drops and scoopers dropped water on the fire to increase the humidity levels and assist the ground resources. Additional resources were utilized to improve the fire line on August 31st, as well. --Excellent progress has been made on the containment of the fire, and there has been no significant change in acreage. Only a low volume of smoke was seen coming off the fire on Sunday, September 2nd, during the aerial recon flight. The number of firefighters on the fire is being downsized to meet the needs of the fire. 100% containment is expected by the end of shift on September 3rd. --Fire was called controlled on September 5th at 6:00 pm. Backhaul of gear will be completed as of September 7th. --Fire was called Dead Out as of September 7th at 8:30 pm. --All resources are expected to be off of the fire by the end of the day on September 8th. Final size of the fire is 10 acres.
Final rehab, backhaul and final demob.