Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Anderson Hill
FIRE
750.0
acres
31.5 mi
E of Missoula, MT
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
32 mins, 53 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-MTSWS-001022
Fire Start:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:51 PM MDT
Resources:
ICT4 MANAGING THE FIRE LOCALLY
Fuels:
07timber/ Dead Down
Dispatch Notes:
County: granite, dpa: state - dnrc swlo | Contain: 07/26/21 1800
Primary Fire Agency

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation — Southwestern Land Office

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 5 days ago

Incident Photo for the Anderson Hill Fire

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. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:00 PM MDT
Location:
15 miles SW of Ovando
Incident Commander:
MT DNRC
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.
Coordinates:
46.818, -113.334

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
20
Size (Acres):
750
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber, litter, and understory. Medium logging slash.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Patrol fire perimeter, watching for heat or hot spots.
Projected Incident Activity:
Fire will likely hold within current containment lines.
Remarks:
Resources on the fire: 3 engines

Weather Synopsis

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

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
406-829-7070
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtmdc/index.htm