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Incident #: CES-155 Fire Start: 8 months ago Location: 22.6 miles NNE of Helena, MT Acres: 500 Agency: Helena Interagency Dispatch Center (MT-HDC)
Fire Growth Potential
Updated: 3 days ago — Significant rainfall occurred over the fire area yesterday which has made the native surface roads impassable and created slippery conditions in the steep, rugged terrain. Demobilization of resources is slated to begin this morning. A small crew of local resources will continue to monitor the fire, rehab and grass seed the fire perimeter, and mop up in the future if needed. This will be the last fire update unless significant activity occurs. The Shellrock Fire is burning heavy timber and grass in steep remote country with extremely difficult access. The fire is primarily located in the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area and portions of private ranchlands. The fire is approximately five miles north of Beaver Creek Road, and two miles west of Middle Creek Lake. A high-voltage powerline and pipeline is in the area but not threatened at this time along with two ranch cabins and a historic cabin. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) County Assist Team, Incident...
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Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation 539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
Date of Origin
Saturday August 11th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
25 miles north of Helena, N of Elkhorn Creek in Beartooth Game Range
Montana DNRC, Helena Unit
46.929 latitude, -111.741 longitude
Estimated Containment Date
Saturday August 25th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Timber and grass, subalpine fir, susceptible to spotting.
Minimal creeping and smoldering.
Projected Incident Activity
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping as fuels begin to dry.