Bitterroot National Forest

Moose Meadows and Gold Pan Forest Fires – August 1 Update
The Gold Pan Forest Fire on the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest is now estimated to be over 15,000 acres, after experiencing 40 mile per hour downdrafts from passing thunderstorms Wednesday.
According to information officer Thomas Kempton, the fire in the Frank Church Wild…
Forest Fire Smoke Invades the Bitterroot Valley
A smoke plume was evident over the Bitterroot Mountains Friday afternoon and evening. The smoke is tentatively identified as the California Point Fire, which is in Idaho in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. (see circled area on a Friday, July 26, satellite map)
The California Point Fire started by li…
Gold Pan Fire Jumps Toward the Magruder Corridor
The Gold Pan forest fire in the Frank Church Wilderness is now over 5,000 acres and the fire has jumped the Selway River. It is moving closer to the Magruder Ranger Station and a Type 2 Fire Management Team will take over the Gold Pan and the much smaller Goat wilderness fire this weekend...

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