ENE of Billings, MT
Friday, July 16, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
Incident Overview Updated: 4 days ago
On the evening of Friday, July 16 Yellowstone County fire personnel responded to a fire south of the Pryor Creek Golf Club. An extreme wind event over night caused the fire, currently burning in rugged terrain to spread rapidly on all sides of the fire.
At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 the County Assist Team (CAT) Type 3 team took over the fire management. The fire was mapped on 7/20 at 202 acres. The fire is now 100% contained and in patrol status. It has been turned back over to the local unit from the DNRC's County Assist Team.
Date of Origin:
Friday, July 16, 2021 5:00 PM MDT
Northeast of Billings, MT near Prior Creek Golf Club
Don Pyrah, County Assist Team
The Buffalo Fire Is Now In Patrol Status And Has Been Turned Back Over To The Local Unit From The Dnrc's County Assist Team.
Estimated Containment Date:
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:00 PM MDT
Grass, Sage brush, small timber
Storm and extreme wind
Projected Incident Activity:
Continue to hold and strengthen perimeter and mop-up 3-chains from the perimeter. Begin rehabilitation of fire lines.
Hot, dry conditions persist.
Hours: 7 am - 9 pm
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601