Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago
Fire Summary: Firefighters continue to increase containment of the Murray Fire, reaching 93% yesterday. With minimal fire activity, cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity and precipitation in the forecast, all conducive to fire containment, crews are aiming for 100% containment by Thursday, September 15. Fire crews continue demobilization of personnel and packaging up fire equipment no longer needed on the fire. They will continue this process until the fire is fully contained and the area is safe enough to be managed by the local fire unit.
Fire Situation: The fire will transition back to the local unit this week as containment approaches 100%. There are no evacuations in effect, and roads in the fire area are still open only to local traffic for firefighter and public safety until further notice. This will be the summary update regarding Murray Fire information; for further inquiries, please contact DNRC Fire Management Officer, AJ Angelo at Amadeo.Angelo@MT.gov.
“We are incredibly appreciative of all the hard work the crews and equipment operators have done in navigating and containing the fire in very difficult terrain these past couple of weeks. It truly was a team effort and a successful one at that. ” -Dave Hamilton, County Assist Team Incident Commander