Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:42:32 PM MST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Slough Grass Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 9:21 AM MDT
(5 months ago)
Fire Reported
Monday, July 19, 2021 12:46 PM MDT
(6 months ago)
Incident Type
58.4 miles N of Acme, WY
Responsible Agency
Rosebud County Fire
Responsible Fire Unit
Pri. Fire in rosebud county, 9 miles sw of colstrip, mt. County, state & federal resources responded. | Contain: 07/25/21 1530 | Control: 07/26/21 1800 | Out: 08/18/21 2000
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Slough Grass Fire was first reported Monday, July 19th around noon. It is located 9 miles SW of Colstrip, MT. The DNRC's County Assist Team was briefed by local resources Thursday, July 22nd and assumed command of the fire. 

As of 12:00 pm 7/25, the Slough Grass Fire is known to be 9,170 acres and 100% contained. Crews have made great progress on securing the perimeter and continuing mop-up operations (two-chains or 132 feet) from the perimeter of the fire into the black.  The fire will be turned back to local resources 7/26. 

Incident Type
Coal Seam Start
Date of Origin
Monday July 19th, 2021 approx. 11:45 AM
9 Miles SW of the town of Colstrip, MT
Incident Commander
DNRC/County Assist Team
Incident Description
The Fire Is Now 100%. The County Assist Team Will Initiate Demobilization And Turn The Fire Back To Local Resources 7/26/21. A New Start Was Detected Nearby From Spike Camp And Resources Were Mobilized To Assist With Initial Attack Last Night. The County Assist Team Will Not Be Assuming Command Of The Fire, But Is Supporting Today As Needed.
45.745, -106.795
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Monday July 26th, 2021 approx. 06:30 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber, grass and sagebrush
Significant Events
Patrol status
Planned Actions
Mop-up 3-chains where safe to do so. Continue to improve and secure line. Maintain readiness for initial attack assistance in area.
Projected Incident Activity
Any remaining heat is located in the interior of the fire
beyond the two chains mop-up. Crews continue to patrol
for smoke and heat within the mop-up standard area perimeter. Some crews/equipment are also assisting with suppression of the Rough Draw 2 fire to the extend possible with remaining resources.
Weather Concerns
No weather concerns for the next operational period. Excess heat warnings still in effect with afternoon thunderstorms and erratic winds.
Incident Contact
Kate Wilson
Email: DNRcat.team@gmail.com
Phone: 406-290-3017
Hours: 7 am - 9 pm
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Dispatch Contact
Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center | Miles City, MT
Phone: 406-233-2900
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc/dc/mtmcc/
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