Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Taylor
FIRE
22,909.0
acres
31.2 mi
NNW of Lewistown, MT
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7768
Fire Start:
Sunday, August 1, 2021 5:14 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Taylor Fire

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. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Sunday, August 1, 2021 11:14 AM MDT
Location:
Between the towns of Winifred & Denton in Fergus County, Montana
Incident Commander:
Don Pyrah, DNRC County Assist Team (CAT)
Incident Description:
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.
Coordinates:
47.495, -109.638

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
49
Size (Acres):
22,909
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Monday, August 9, 2021 8:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber, sage, hay fields
Significant Events:
Minimal fire behavior is observed as of Saturday, August 7. Isolated heat and smoke in the interior of the fire.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
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.
Remarks:
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.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Hot and dry conditions persist, possible rain on Sunday Aug, 8.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Kate Wilson
Email: DNRcat.team@gmail.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