Isolated pockets of heat and smoke remain in the fire's interior, well away from the edge. Fire officials are aware of this and are addressing those pockets. Please give officials space to safely continue to work in the fire area and continue to be cautious of fire apparatus and other traffic when traveling on Highway 287 adjacent to the fire perimeter.
Date of Origin:
Sunday August 23rd, 2020 approx. 03:00 PM
3 miles SE of Norris Montana
Patrick Lonergan (T) David Hamilton, Incident Commander
Estimated Containment Date:
Saturday August 29th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Grass, sagebrush and juniper
Minimal observed fire behavior.
Return the fire to local management
Projected Incident Activity:
Isolated internal heat and smoldering.
Estimated incident costs due to date: $368,000
County Assist Team Public Information Officer
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
8001 N. Montana Avenue
Helena, MT 59602