Lewis & Clark Nat’l Forest

Sheep Mountain Fire Still Active, May Impact Hunting
The unusually dry, warm and windy weather that the Rocky Mountain Front has experienced so far this fall has kept the Moose Ridge and Sheep Mountain fires active. Fortunately, the cooler and shorter days of autumn have helped to moderate fire conditions sufficiently to allow a limited relaxation of …
Update on the Spotted Eagle and Benchmark Fires 9-7-15 11:30am
Sunday was the third consecutive day, with no new growth reported on the Moose Ridge or Spotted Eagle fires. Fire behavior remained minimal with most of the fire area receiving precipitation. On the Benchmark Fire protective structure wrap was removed from buildings, all fire hose was pulled and wat…
Spotted Eagle, Benchmark Fire Update 9-1-15 1:30pm
Community Meeting Thursday evening in Choteau.
Yesterday: Despite strong winds the Moose Ridge, Spotted Eagle and Sheep Mountain fires experienced limited new growth. However, interior areas of unburned timber and tall grasses continued to burn with some active fire behavior...
Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-31-15 Noon
More than a hundred local volunteer firefighters and the Montana National Guard are working with Blackfeet fire crews and a federal HotShots team to protect homes along the Rocky Mountain Front from the Spotted Eagle Eagle Fire, which is burning in timber and grassland on the southwest corner of the…
Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-29-15 9:00pm
BIA Rte 1 Closed from browning to Heart Butte and from Heart Butte to Birch Creek.
The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 has assumed management of all current fires on the RMRD, and are working closely with local FS personnel, counties, and the Blackfeet Tribe...
Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-29-15
The Spotted Eagle Fire made little progress last evening, and as of 9am this morning, is still about 3 miles from Heart Butte.
The fire crossed the western boundary of the Blackfeet reservation Friday afternoon, and strong winds quickly pushed it to the Mitten Lake and Green Lake areas...
Spotted Eagle Fire Update
The Spotted Eagle fire started in remote, heavy timber; actively burning in upper Lonesome Creek drainage in the Badger Creek area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. On August 28, 2015, the fire expanded and crossed the Forest boundary and onto the Blackfeet Reservation west-northwest of Heart …
Heart Butte Evacuated
Spotted Eagle Fire is near Mitten Lake and Green Lake, approx 3 miles from Heart Butte. (Updated 8:30pm)
The Blackfeet Tribal Council has declared an emergency in the Heart Butte area, and has order the evacuation of all residents in Heart Butte to the Palookaville Road...
Benchmark Fire Update 8-28-15 10:15am
The Benchmark Fire, west of Augusta, forced the evacuation of a number of private, commercial, and forest service cabins earlier this week. The evacuation order remains in effect.
Hand crews working Thursday with support from helicopter bucket drops, built off of progress made Wednesday and construct…
Fires Near Swift, Gibson Reservoirs 8-28-15 10:00am
The Family Peak Wildfire Complex consists of 4 fires totaling 941 acres (as mapped using GPS from 8/22 patrol flight) in the southern Badger-Two Medicine area, north and west of Swift Reservoir. A Type II Incident Management Team has assumed management of the Family Peak Complex as of this morn…

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