The Flat Creek fire was the result from a lightning storm passing over the Gros Venture Wilderness area in early August of this year. The fire never showed much growth or smoke. The fire experienced several high wind events and yet held tight and in place with only two days of visible smoke. Fire managers appreciated the collaboration with the local ranch and outfitters for their support in planning and preparedness.

This low-intensity fire was managed to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem, restore natural fire regimes and fire management specialists are developing the long term management plan to succeed for public and firefighter safety as the primary priority.

Flat Creek Fire Map   Picture of Fire Area  Picture of Lightning Strike Tree

Press Release     8/25 flyer

Fire Information 307-739-5424

43.51511, -110.5126

Jackson Ranger District, BTNF
Gros Ventre Wilderness
Start Date