August 8, 2021 - 1:00 pm FINAL UPDATE: The fire is now 100% contained. Most of the resources have now been demobilized. Remaining crews are working today to monitor and patrol the area and pre-position for initial attack if needed for other incidents in the area. The fire will be turned back over to local authorities on Monday, August 9.
Date of Origin:
Sunday, August 1, 2021 11:14 AM MDT
Between the towns of Winifred & Denton in Fergus County, Montana
Don Pyrah, DNRC County Assist Team (CAT)
The Taylor Fire Was Reported On August 1st Around 11 Am. It Is Located 16 Miles Ne Of Denton, Mt Off Of Bear Creek Rd.
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, August 9, 2021 8:00 AM MDT
Timber, sage, hay fields
Minimal fire behavior is observed as of Saturday, August 7. Isolated heat and smoke in the interior of the fire.
The fire is now in patrol status so the crews that are left are monitoring the impacted area. Most of the resources have now been demobilized except for 5 engines left to patrol and initial attack for other incidents in the area.
Projected Incident Activity:
Mop up 3 chains in; monitoring and patrol; rehab of fire breaks; demobilization of resources.
In addition to state (DNRC) and federal (BLM) resources initially engaged in initial attack, several counties responded to the fire after the Montana Mutual Aid Network was engaged by Fergus County. Acreage of impacted area changed due to enhanced mapping efforts.
Hot and dry conditions persist, possible rain on Sunday Aug, 8.
Kate Wilson Email: DNRcat.email@example.com Phone: 406-290-3017 Hours: 8 am - 8 pm
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation 1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601