Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:23:11 PM MST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Black Mountain Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:14 AM MDT
(3 months ago)
Fire Reported
Saturday, July 17, 2021 2:27 PM MDT
(6 months ago)
Incident Type
38.7 miles W of Dillon, MT
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Timber/slash/d & D
1042 total acres// area and roads open// rehab complete for the year
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The lightning-caused Black Mountain fire was reported to the Dillon Interagency Dispatch Center on July 17, 2021. The fire is located 13 miles south of Jackson, MT and east of Skinner Lake and Skinner Meadows in both the Dillon and Wisdom Ranger Districts. Due to current access issues, heavy dead and down fuel and expected fire behavior, fire managers are preparing indirect line around many parts of the fire to protect the highest values at risk. These tactics may change should conditions warrant.

The fire is being managed by the Southern Area Blue Type 1 Team, Incident Commander Mark Morales.  

Forest Closure Orders are in effect for the fire area. Please see up to date closure order at Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF Closure.  

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Saturday July 17th, 2021 approx. 01:30 PM
13 miles south of Jackson, MT. 20 miles east of Salmon, ID
Incident Commander
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
45.185, -113.474
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Sunday October 31st, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved
Timber(Grass and Understory)
Heavy Logging Slash
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events
Minimal fire behavior.
Planned Actions
Div W Unstaffed.

Div Z Patrol and monitor.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: No fire movement expected.

24 hours: No fire movement expected.

48 hours: No fire movement expected.

72 hours: No fire movement expected.

Anticipated after 72 hours: No fire movement expected.
Weather Concerns
Red Flag weather conditions
Incident Contact
Cat McRae
Email: catherine.mcrae@usda.gov
Phone: 406-925-3353
Hours: Daily 8 am - 5:30 pm
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
Phone: 406-683-3975
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtddc/
Incident Map

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