Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Buffalo
FIRE
11,648
acres
94 mi
S of Mi
100%
contained
This fire is no longer active
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
12 months ago
Incident #:
2020-MTLG09-000161
Fire Start:
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 2:54 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes:
Pri. Coal seam caused, 25 miles sw of broadus, mt. Federal, state & county resources responded. | Contain: 07/25/20 0800 | Control: 07/26/20 1830 | Out: 08/05/20 0800
Primary Fire Agency

Powder River County Fire

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 5 days ago

Incident Photo for the Buffalo Fire

On the evening of Friday, July 16 Yellowstone County fire personnel responded to a fire south of the Pryor Creek Golf Club. An extreme wind event over night caused the fire, currently burning in rugged terrain to spread rapidly on all sides of the fire.

At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 the County Assist Team (CAT) Type 3 team took over the fire management. The fire was mapped on 7/20 at 202 acres. The fire is now 100% contained and in patrol status. It has been turned back over to the local unit from the DNRC's County Assist Team. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Friday, July 16, 2021 5:00 PM MDT
Location:
Northeast of Billings, MT near Prior Creek Golf Club
Incident Commander:
Don Pyrah, County Assist Team
Incident Description:
The Buffalo Fire Is Now In Patrol Status And Has Been Turned Back Over To The Local Unit From The Dnrc's County Assist Team.
Coordinates:
45.862, -108.306
Size (Acres):
202
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 PM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Grass, Sage brush, small timber
Significant Events:
Storm and extreme wind

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Patrol
Projected Incident Activity:
Continue to hold and strengthen perimeter and mop-up 3-chains from the perimeter. Begin rehabilitation of fire lines.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Hot, dry conditions persist.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Kate Wilson
Email: dnrcat.Team@gmail.com
Phone: 4062903017
Hours: 7 am - 9 pm
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601

Dispatch Contact

Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center | Miles City, MT
406-233-2900
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtmcc/