Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Gold Pan Fire Update
The 42,000 acre Gold Pan Complex of forest fires has continued burning - with isolated "torching" and some creeping fire along the ground, according to the latest Bitterroot National Forest news release.
The fire has been burning in the Jack the Ripper Creek and the upper Blue Joint…
Stage 1 Fire Rules Relaxed
Starting Friday, September 13, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be rescinded in west central Montana - including the Bitterroot National Forest. However, the restrictions will remain in force on tribal lands along the Flathead River.
Those rules restricted campfires to approved fire rings in approved c…
The Friday Fire Update – Sept 9
As of 7am Friday, the Up Top Fire in the 41 Complex was 5,634 acres. That fire is expected to continue to be active in the dry, hot days to come. The fire has moved south and west in the last 24 hours. Crews working on the 41 Fire, which is now 100 percent contained, are turning their attention to t…