Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, October 21, 2021 11:52:26 PM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Goat Fire
Last Updated
Saturday, October 2, 2021 6:02 PM MDT
(2 weeks ago)
Fire Reported
Saturday, July 17, 2021 3:30 AM MDT
(3 months ago)
Incident Type
30.7 miles NNW of Butte, MT
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

This will be the final update for the Goat Fire unless significant activity occurs. Heavy equipment, ground and felling crews worked hard in steep, rugged terrain over the last few weeks to create safe access to and from the fire, construct contingency lines, and aggressively seek and eliminate heat sources near the fire’s edge. Repair work from suppression activities will continue into the near future. Recent weather and natural barriers have assisted firefighters in accelerating these efforts and minimizing fire behavior.

An infrared flight over the area on August 8th revealed no heat signatures and fire activity is minimal.  Small amounts of smoke may still be visible as interior islands of unburned vegetation continue to smolder.  The fire will be monitored just in case a low probability event occurs and it escapes control features.

Area closures have been lifted, allowing the public back into the interior of the Flint Creek Mountains.  If you have further questions related to the Goat Fire, please contact the Pintler Ranger District at 406-859-3211. 

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Saturday July 17th, 2021 approx. 09:30 AM
11 Miles Northeast of Philipsburg, MT
Incident Commander
Pintler District, BDNF
46.379, -113.071
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment Date
Friday October 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory) consisting of Sub-Alpine Fir, Old Growth Douglas Fir. In addition Brush (2ft)
Significant Events
Heavy equipment completed work along the roads, creating safer access for crews and rehabbing problem areas along the roadway.
Planned Actions
Ground crews will continue to mop up and cold trail where needed.
Projected Incident Activity
Due to weather conditions we expect minimal fire behavior and minimal activity. With incoming weather, crews will be assessing fire behavior.
Weather Concerns
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Incident Contact
Pintler Ranger District
Phone: 406-859-3211
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725
Incident Map

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