Wildfire Incident Report

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Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Anderson Hill Fire
Last Updated
Friday, December 10, 2021 1:21 PM MST
(1 month ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:51 PM MDT
(6 months ago)
Incident Type
31.5 miles E of Missoula, MT
Responsible Agency
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Responsible Fire Unit
Southwestern Land Office
CONTAINED @ 1800, 7/26/21.
Timber/ Dead Down
County: granite, dpa: state - dnrc swlo | Contain: 07/26/21 1800 | Control: 08/04/21 1900
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

This fire originated in Granite County one mile southeast of Garnet Ghost Town and was reported and confirmed on Thursday, July 15. Estimated at 10 acres originally, this fire has grown to 800 acres and is fueled by thick timber and dense dead and down fuels. Steep, rugged terrain increases complexity. Fire is now burning in the counties of Granite and Powell. There are values at risk and evacuation orders and evacuation warnings have occurred, as well as area, road, and trail closures. It has transitioned to a Type 4 incident and the Incident Commander is Scottie Pina III. 

Incident Type
Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Thursday July 15th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
15 miles SW of Ovando
Incident Commander
Incident Description
Fire Activity Is Minimal. On Friday, July 30, The Fire Will Transition Into Patrol Status With Three Engines Patrolling The Perimeter, Remaining Vigilant For Heat And Hot Spots. The Bureau Of Land Management Has Re-opened The Garnet Ghost Town Historic Site, But An Area And Road Closure Remains In Place For Areas Closer To The Fire For Public Safety And To Allow Firefighters To Conduct Monitoring Activities. Evacuation Orders And Warnings Are Being Lifted. Updated Area Closure Information And Map Is Posted Under Closures Tab. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Are In Place In Granite County, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Are In Place In Missoula And Powell Counties.
46.818, -113.334
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Wednesday July 28th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber, litter, and understory. Medium logging slash.
Planned Actions
Patrol fire perimeter, watching for heat or hot spots.
Projected Incident Activity
Fire will likely hold within current containment lines.
Resources on the fire: 3 engines
Weather Concerns
A warming and drying trend will hold into Friday. Daytime high temperatures will increase through the weekend, accompanied by lower relative humidity. Winds will be light overall but with a switch to easterly winds up to 10-15 mph on Saturday.
Incident Contact
Kristin Mortenson
Email: Kristin.Mortenson@mt.gov
Phone: 970-756-4904
Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Dispatch Contact
Missoula Interagency Dispatch Center | Missoula, MT
Phone: 406-829-7070
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtmdc/index.htm
Incident Map

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