Terrain Satellite
Lump Gulch
FIRE
1,073
acres
3.3 mi
SSE of Unionville, MT
85%
contained
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
2 weeks ago
Incident #:
2020-MTCES-000049
Fire Start:
Saturday, June 13, 2020 4:42 PM MDT
Fire Unit:
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation — Central Land Office

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Lump Gulch Fire

We would like to remind the public to stay clear of the area as congestion problems can impact the firefighter's ability to safely access the burned area. The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest would also like to remind the public that the area around the Brooklyn Bridge Timber Sale is closed. 

Resources on the fire include two (2) Type 1 Crews, one (1) Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, & three (3) Engines.  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Power Line
Date of Origin:
Saturday June 13th, 2020 approx. 03:00 PM
Incident Commander:
Adrian Hahn & Jordan Nelson (Trainee)
Coordinates:
46.482, -112.057

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
62
Size (Acres):
1,079
Containment:
85%
Fuels Involved:
Heavy dead and down timber with rocky outcrops and grassy patches throughout.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Fire crews will continue to build and reinforce containment and access lines on the east and west sides of the fire as well as begin work clearing evacuation routes should they be needed for future operations.
Projected Incident Activity:
The fire is burning on Forest Service, state, and private land. Fire behavior and fire spread are minimal with occasional hot spots inside the perimeter.
Remarks:
Snags continue to pose an extreme safety threat to firefighters.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Hot and dry weather conditions will continue to dry fuels over the next two days before a low pressure system brings another round of rain to the area. Afternoon thunderstorms on Wednesday could bring gusty and erratic winds to the area.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Public Information
Phone: 406-750-8934
Hours: M-F 8 to 5; SS 9 to 5
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601

Dispatch Contact

Helena Interagency Dispatch Center | Helena, MT
Phone: 406-444-4242
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mthdc/index.htm