Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Goose
FIRE
7,522.0
acres
42.2 mi
SSE of Virginia City, MT
90%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
22 mins, 44 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-MTBDF-006227
Fire Start:
Thursday, July 1, 2021 11:10 AM MDT
Fuels:
Heavy Timber
Dispatch Notes:
7522 acres// finishing mop-up and beginning rehab operations// gilman ic | Contain: 09/09/21 1400
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Goose Fire

This will be the final update for the Goose Fire unless significant activity occurs. The Goose Fire is currently 7,522 acres and 90% contained as of August 9, 2021. The fire was ignited by lightning on July 1, 2021 32 miles SSE of Ennis, MT near Hoodoo Pass. Initial attack forces responded to suppress the fire, initially located in a 250-acre rock slide area, inaccessible to crews. On July 9, the fire moved eastward into the Lost Spring drainage south of Cliff Lake and north of Hidden Lake and up onto the Hidden Lake Plateau. Several air tankers dropped retardant to slow further progression. Joe Sampson’s Type 2 Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team 5 assumed command of the fire at 6 am MDT on July 10, extending containment lines around the north, south, and east flanks. The fire is currently being managed by a local Type 4 Incident Management Organization. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 1, 2021 10:10 AM MDT
Location:
32 miles SSE of Ennis, MT near Hoodoo Pass
Incident Commander:
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Coordinates:
44.733, -111.6

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
28
Size (Acres):
7,522
Containment:
90%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (litter and understory)
Timber (grass and understory)
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:
Minimal - Creeping, smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
There is no visible heat in the fire area and the acreage remains unchanged. Crews and equipment will continue to conduct suppression repair and monitor the fire.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Warmer and dryer temperatures are expected, but not anticipated to affect this fire, which has shown no visible heat nor smoke.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Cat McRae
Email: catherine.mcrae@usda.gov
Phone: 406-925-3353
Hours: M-F 8-8p SS 8-8p
Fire Unit Information
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

Dispatch Contact

Dillon Interagency Communication Center | Dillon, MT
406-683-3975
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtddc/