Posted: Aug 5, 2012 10:56 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
The Falls Point Fire that is burning in the Scapegoat Wilderness on the Lolo National Forest grew slightly on Saturday as it creeped through downed fuels on the west, northeast and southeast flanks, and is burning a little over 150 acres.
Fire Behavior Specialist Tonja Opperman thinks there will not be a significant change in the fire's behavior until the live fuel is cured by a killing frost which occurs when the temperature drops below 28 degrees.
The ten person Grass Lake Wildland Fire Module continued to implement the protection plan on the two backcountry cabins and the two trail bridges while the Socorro Wildland Fire Module worked on improving the North Fork Trail in the vicinity of the trailhead.
The Socorro Wildland Fire Module will be released from the fire on Sunday while the Grass Lake crew will monitor fire activity in the Driftwood drainage. A light helicopter will also still be available to support management operations.
Several trails are closed in the area of the fire.