Wildfire Incident Information
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93% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
17 mins, 18 secs ago
Fire Start
Monday, September 5, 2022 7:53 AM MDT
Incident #
Dispatch Notes
County: powell, dpa: state - dnrc swlo
Primary Fire Agency

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation — Southwestern Land Office

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the Murray Fire

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

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Monday, September 5, 2022 6:00 AM MDT
12 miles SW of Helmville
Incident Commander
Dave Hamilton DNRC
46.824, -113.189

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory)
Significant Events
Minimal fire was observed today.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Crews will complete packaging of supplies for return to the cache, and demobilize from the incident.
Projected Incident Activity
Crews continuing demobilization and backhaul of fire equipment on the fire. Today's 209 will be the final 209 unless there is any significant activity.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
The general trough pattern with cooler temperatures and higher humidity will remain through the weekend. The precipitation forecast is less certain with showers showing up on radar projections today (Wednesday), but smoke continues to cause stable conditions, so confidence in the amount and strength of showers or thunderstorms is low. The potential still exists for showers and thunderstorms to pass through northwest Montana this morning before spreading out and covering most of western Montana forests through the rest of the day.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
AJ Angelo
Email: Amadeo.Angelo@MT.gov
Phone: 406-544-3715
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601

Dispatch Center Contact

Missoula Interagency Dispatch Center (MT-MDC)

Missoula, MT