Slough Grass
58.4 mi
N of Acme, WY
Fire Status:
Last Updated:
3 months ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Monday, July 19, 2021 12:46 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes:
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
Primary Fire Agency

Rosebud County Fire

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago

Incident Photo for the Slough Grass Fire

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. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Coal Seam Start
Date of Origin:
Monday, July 19, 2021 11:45 AM MDT
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 26, 2021 6:30 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber, grass and sagebrush
Significant Events:
Patrol status

Planned Outlook

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 Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
No weather concerns for the next operational period. Excess heat warnings still in effect with afternoon thunderstorms and erratic winds.

Incident Contact

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