Wildfire activity increasing in Montana and Idaho

Saddle Complex smoke column 8-22-2011

Large fire map 8-23-2011

Wildfire activity is increasing in Montana and Idaho. The Northern Rockies and Eastern Great Basin Geographic Areas have a total of 16 large fires listed on today’s Incident Management Situation Report. The entire map can be seen here.

On Monday the Saddle Complex in northeastern Idaho (#6 on the map) grew from about 1,000 to 18,275 acres, crossing the Idaho-Montana state line. The Phoenix National Incident Management Organization Team is en route to help manage this fire and others on the Salmon-Challis National Forest.

Saddle Complex smoke column 8-22-2011
Saddle Complex smoke column August 22, 2011. Credit: Bob Worrell

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.