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.
Date of Origin:
Saturday, July 17, 2021 1:30 PM MDT
13 miles south of Jackson, MT. 20 miles east of Salmon, ID
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday, October 31, 2021 6:00 PM MDT
Timber(Grass and Understory) Heavy Logging Slash Brush (2 feet)
Minimal fire behavior.
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.