Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Goat
FIRE
212.0
acres
30.7 mi
NNW of Butte, MT
75%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
1 hour ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7694
Fire Start:
Saturday, July 17, 2021 3:30 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Goat Fire

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. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Saturday, July 17, 2021 9:30 AM MDT
Location:
11 Miles Northeast of Philipsburg, MT
Incident Commander:
Pintler District, BDNF
Coordinates:
46.379, -113.071

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
31
Size (Acres):
212
Containment:
75%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
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 Outlook

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 Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Calm wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Incident Contact

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