Summary: The weasel Fire added 162 acres yesterday, mostly to the west, south and east…
According to this morning’s IR (heat mapping) pass, the Weasel Fire gained 162 acres yesterday and is now estimated at 3229 acres. Most of the expansion was in the Kootenai National Forest to the west, along the eastern perimeter in Canada and in a section of the southern perimeter in the neighborhood of Frozen Lake where it is approaching the old 2017 Weasel burn scar. The blaze is currently burning in the Kootenai National Forest, the far northwest corner of the North Fork in the Flathead Forest’s Glacier View district, and in Canada. See the attached map for fire location and extent.
The US and Canada are working together to control the Weasel Fire. From the InciWeb site: Jurisdictional collaboration is occurring between the Incident Management Team (IMT) in the United States located in Eureka, Montana and the BC Wildfire Service Incident Management Team in Canada, located in Cranbrook. The two IMT’s are closely coordinating on wildfire management and are sharing resources as required.
The area closure associated with the fire was finalized August 9 and includes segments of both the Kootenai and Flathead Forests. For the North Fork, this affects an area above Trail Creek Road north to the border and from the Whitefish Divide east to the Frozen Lake Road vicinity. Trail Creek Road remains open. See the attached map and closure order document.
Document: Weasel Fire Area Closure Order (PDF format)