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By Andi Bourne

Untold Stories of the Jocko Lakes Fire

Part 2 of 4 - 10 Years Remembered


August 10, 2017

A progression map of the Jocko Lakes Fire from Aug. 4, the day the fire made the eight mile run at Seeley Lake through Sept. 2.

SEELEY LAKE – After burning more than 13,000 acres in two days and forcing evacuations around Seeley Lake, the Jocko Lakes Fire rose to the top priority fire in the nation. The 2007 fire held that spot for nearly two weeks.

Glen McNitt's Type 2 Incident Management Team was in place for just four days before Lynn Wilcox's Type 1 Team from Alaska replaced them. A Type 1 Team provides increased capacity to handle complex fires, which the Jocko Lakes Fire quickly proved to be.

"I give Glen's team a lot of credit," said Seeley Lake District Ranger Tim Love. "Right from the very beginning th...

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