Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Black Mountain
FIRE
1,042.0
acres
38.7 mi
W of Dillon, MT
90%
contained
Fire Status:
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2021-MTBDF-006306
Fire Start:
Saturday, July 17, 2021 2:27 PM MDT
Fuels:
Timber/slash/d & D
Dispatch Notes:
1042 total acres// area and roads open// rehab complete for the year
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 Black Mountain Fire

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.  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Saturday, July 17, 2021 1:30 PM MDT
Location:
13 miles south of Jackson, MT. 20 miles east of Salmon, ID
Incident Commander:
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Coordinates:
45.185, -113.474

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
1
Size (Acres):
1,041
Containment:
90%
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday, October 31, 2021 6:00 PM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber(Grass and Understory)
Heavy Logging Slash
Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:
Minimal fire behavior.

Planned Outlook

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 Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Red Flag weather conditions

Incident Contact

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
406-683-3975
https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtddc/