Location: 10 air miles east of Arlee, Montana

Estimated Size: 3,258 acres

Containment: 0%

Personnel: 74

Incident Command: Local Type 3 organization, led by Art Trahan, Incident Commander, Robert D. McCrea (T)

Evacuations and Closures: The following area closures are in place:

  • From the 2nd lake at Twin Lakes on St Mary’s Road to the North Fork is closed
  • Main Jocko Road (1000 Rd) is closed at the 3000 Rd junction.
  • The Incident Commander would like the public to know that the main Jocko Road is closed to through traffic. Only local traffic is permitted in the canyon.

No structures are threatened, and no evacuation orders are in effect.

With the recent higher temperatures and windy days, the fire has been active on the southeast flank along Belmore Slough. Firefighters and a Type I helicopter have been working on these hot spots in this division.

Anticipated after 72 hours: Drying trend in the forecast with breezy conditions expected. Fire weather is expected to increase. Fire spread expected to remain low but conditions are forecasted that could allow for increased fire activity.

Firefighters and equipment are cleaning up and off hauling the debris that had been cleared for contingency lines. This work is being done on the main Jocko Road and South Fork Road.

Weather Outlook: Continued Warm and Dry with Gusty Southeast Winds. Mostly sunny. Max Temps- 73-78. Min RH- 20-25 percent. Winds- SE 8-10 mph becoming west with increasing gusts at 35 mph in the afternoon.


Primary and Cooperating Agencies: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Office of Emergency Management, Arlee Volunteer Fire Department, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, U.S. Forest Service