Observations from Sunday 9-23-2012 flight: Whitehorse Lake has reached 586 acres and made a significant gain burning up the north slope from Marmot Lake to the main ridge. It is now within 300 yards of Jocko Lookout.
Today they closed Jocko Lookout Road, and will burn out from the road just below the lookout. The immediate area under and around the lookout has hazard mitigation work completed from last week, and retardant also around the lookout site. We still see minimal risk to Whitehorse Lake area and will keep that road open.
Mollman Fire is holding at 150 acres with active burning isolated in pockets of fuel or unburned islands.
The grass meadow has been burned to the rocks at the head of the drainage so all active fire is now in the timber. It has spotted over the main ridge into Terrace Creek, but remains up very high in the rocks. Schley Creek Fire continues to stay hung up in the rocks at 65 acres.
This information was released by The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Division of Fire.