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.
Human - Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Monday, August 16, 2021 11:30 AM MDT
3 miles northeast of Hays, MT
Don Pyrah, Patrick Lonergan (Trainee)
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 6:00 AM MDT
Timber (grass & understory) and short grass
Minimal, Monday's infrared flight identified 18 isolated heat sources all internal to the fire.
Continue mop up and monitoring the fire area. Begin camp teardown and team demobilization.
Cooler temperatures are expected to prevail throughout the week with chance of precipitation Thursday through Sunday. No significant weather concerns are anticipated.