Terrain
Satellite
OSM
South Moccasin
FIRE
12,800.0
acres
7.3 mi
NW of Lewistown, MT
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
3 weeks ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7858
Fire Start:
Monday, October 4, 2021 6:45 AM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the South Moccasin  Fire

The South Moccasin Fire began Monday, October 4, 2021 around 12:45pm and has been declared 100% contained as of Friday, October 8, 2021. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The fire was located about 7 miles northwest of Lewistown in the South Moccasin Mountain Range. Local resources from Fergus County, BLM and the DNRC responded. The fire burned in heavy timber and grass, mostly on private land.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Monday, October 4, 2021 12:45 PM MDT
Location:
7 miles northwest of Lewistown, MT
Incident Commander:
David Hamilton
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
47.143, -109.534

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
138
Size (Acres):
12,800
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
Timber and short grass (1 foot)
Significant Events:
Minimal fire behavior, smoldering observed more than 100 feet from the fire's edge.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Fire management will transition to a local Type 4 organization on Saturday, October 9th.
Projected Incident Activity:
Continued cooler and wetter conditions are expected in the coming days with minimal fire spread and no concerns of additional fire spread.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Predicted weather is forecasted as cooler temperatures, increased wetting rain and moderate winds.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
County Assist Team (CAT)
Email: dnrcat.team@gmail.com
Phone: 406-290-3017
Hours: Mon-Sun 8-8pm
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601