Montana Creek
FIRE
367
acres
23.5 mi
S of Chase, AK
75%
containment
ACTIVE
Last Updated: 50 mins, 39 secs ago
Incident #: AK-MSS-901429
Fire Start: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:53 PM AKDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

The Montana Creek Fire started at 3:00 P.M. on 7-3-2019. Cause of fire is under investigation. The fire is located 2 ½ miles east of the Parks Highway at Mile 98, south of the Talkeetna Cutoff.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Wednesday July 03rd, 2019 approx. 03:00 PM
Location:
3 miles east of the Parks Highway, 13 miles south of Talkeetna, Alaska
Incident Commander:
Ryan Regelin, ICT4 and Ben Dean ICT4(t)
Coordinates:
62.123, -149.987

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
14
Size (Acres):
367
Containment:
75%
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday July 28th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved:
Mixed spruce and hardwoods
Significant Events:
Information is combined for Montana Creek and Malaspina Fires: Minimal smoldering.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Crews from the local unit will continue to monitor and patrol the fire. An infrared flight was conducted over the fire on Saturday and two areas of heat were located. Firefighters will be addressing those two areas today to ensure they are extinguished.
Projected Incident Activity:
Crews will continue to monitor, patrol and mop up the fire.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
No anticipated weather concerns in the 1-5 day period.

Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Email: 2019_akmss_montanacreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 208-329-8331
Hours: M-F 8-8 SS 8-8
Fire Unit Information
Mat-Su Area
101 Airport Road Palmer Alaska 99645
Palmer, AK 99645