Fact Sheet 8/18/13
Incident: Snow Creek Wildfire
Snow Creek Fire
Detected: August 11, 2013
Location: Approximately 19 miles southeast of Swan Lake, MT
Legal Description: Lat. 47° 41.31, Long. 113°23.46
Current size: 38 acres
Jurisdiction: USDA-FS, Northern Region, Flathead National Forest, Spotted Bear Ranger District
Current Status: The fire is burning in very steep rocky terrain at high elevation in the upper portions of Snow Creek in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The fire is being managed to allow the fire to play its natural role in the wilderness. Minimal growth was experienced yesterday and the fire received a small amount of precipitation late Saturday afternoon. The fire continues to burn slowly consuming ground brush and forest floor litter. The fire spotted onto a cliff area above the main fire but has not moved significantly to the east above Snow Creek. Crews continue to monitor fire conditions and provide visitor information to trail and river users.
Resources: 7 Forest Service personnel are stationed at Black Bear cabin to assist with structure protection and to provide information to the public traveling in the area.
Closures: No trail closures are associated with this fire.