Weasel Fire pushes into North Fork; no risk to private property at this point

From Rob Davies, Hungry Horse/Glacier View District Ranger . . .

As of about 1200 today the Weasel Fire on the Kootenai NF has jumped FS Road 319 and is headed northeast towards the Frozen Lake area.  It is estimated that about 50 acres of the fire are now on the Flathead National Forest and the overall size is now over 200 acres.  We are in touch with the Kootenai NF and the Canadians are in the communication loop as well. This is on Glacier View Ranger District and the lands consist of 5a Backcountry Non-Motorized Year-Round and 1b Recommended Wilderness Area and Tuchuck – Whale Recommended Wilderness.  There are no suppression actions planned at this time on the Flathead side of the fire.  We will be implementing/evaluating closures, updating signage and assessing any potential values at risk in the area.  I have attached a map of the fire from this AM.  This does not include the fire growth from today but it will give you an idea of where the fire is located.  It should also be noted that there was a Weasel Fire from 2017 (3800 acres) on the Kootenai and Flathead and is directly east of the current Weasel Fire.

I recommend steering folks to InciWeb to find the latest-greatest info about the Weasel Fire: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8290/.


Weasel Fire Map, August 3, 2022
Weasel Fire Map, August 3, 2022