Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Pine Grove
FIRE
16,004.0
acres
0.7 mi
NE of Hays, MT
98%
contained
Fire Status:
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
2 weeks ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7812
Fire Start:
Monday, August 16, 2021 5:30 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Pine Grove Fire

Tuesday Fire Update- 10:00 AM Two hand crews and three engines will head to the fireline today to continue to check and patrol the fire’s edge. Demobilization of the remaining firefighting resources is in progress.

The County Assist Team will be transitioning the fire over to a Type 4 Team managed by Fort Belknap Agency Wednesday morning at 6:00 AM. This team will be comprised of an incident commander, one twenty-person hand crew, and six engines.



Evacuations: The Evacuation Warnings for the communities of Zortman, Landusky, Pine Grove, Star Hill, and Lodge Pole will lift tonight at 8:00 PM.

Community Support: Fort Belknap Tribe is accepting donations to support those impacted by the fire. Please drop supplies at the Kills at Night Center in Hays, MT. Contact Maggie Werk with questions at 406-301-4583. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human - Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Monday, August 16, 2021 11:30 AM MDT
Location:
3 miles northeast of Hays, MT
Incident Commander:
Don Pyrah, Patrick Lonergan (Trainee)
Coordinates:
48.019, -108.651

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
132
Size (Acres):
16,004
Containment:
98%
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber (grass & understory) and short grass
Significant Events:
Minimal, Monday's infrared flight identified 18 isolated heat sources all internal to the fire.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue mop up and monitoring the fire area. Begin camp teardown and team demobilization.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Cooler temperatures are expected to prevail throughout the week with chance of precipitation Thursday through Sunday. No significant weather concerns are anticipated.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Crystal Beckman
Email: dnrcat.team@gmail.com
Phone: 406-290-3017
Fire Unit Information
Fort Belknap Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
100 BIA Road Harlem Montana 59526
MT