Final Lolo Creek Complex Update
Incident: Lolo Creek Complex Wildfire
This is the final update for the Lolo Creek Complex. Future updates will be released and posted on Inciweb if fire conditions change. For Current National Forest closure information at recreation areas and campgrounds along Highway 12 and Blue Mountain area, please contact the Missoula Ranger District at 406-329-3814
Information: 406-274-8913 September 3, 2013 – 8:00 PM
What: Wildland Fire
Started: August 18, 2013
Location: Approximately 8 miles west of Lolo, MT
Jurisdiction: Montana DNRC
Cooperating Agencies: US Forest Service, Montana DNRC
Other Cooperating or Assisting Agencies: Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, Missoula County Disaster and Emergency Services, Missoula Rural Fire District, Montana Highway Patrol, Montana Department of Transportation.
Current size: 10,902 acres
Expected Containment: September 4th, 2013Resources: 205 personnel; 6 Crews; 1 helicopter; 8 engines; 2 dozers; 1 water tender.
Fire Status and Planned Actions:
Trace amounts of rain fell over the fire area today, but with the higher humidity fire activity was primarily creeping and smoldering within the interior of the fire perimeter. Line improvement and mop-up will continue to occur with hand crews focusing on the north side of the fire in the Woodman Creek and Camp Creek Drainages, above Sawmill Gulch, residential areas in the Highway 12 Corridor and along Elk Meadows Road. Crews will also continue to patrol the fire area and continue to implement suppression repair activities.
Prevention Message: Stage 1 fire restrictions remain in place for Missoula County even though fire danger has changed from ‘extreme’ to ‘very high.’ More information can be found at this site: http://fwp.mt.gov/news/drought/definitions.html.For further information on this fire or other fires around the country, visit www.inciweb.org.