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.
Date of Origin:
Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:30 AM MDT
11 Miles Northeast of Philipsburg, MT
Pintler District, BDNF
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Timber (Litter and Understory) consisting of Sub-Alpine Fir, Old Growth Douglas Fir. In addition Brush (2ft)
Heavy equipment completed work along the roads, creating safer access for crews and rehabbing problem areas along the roadway.
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.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
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