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.
Date of Origin:
Wednesday July 03rd, 2019 approx. 03:00 PM
3 miles east of the Parks Highway, 13 miles south of Talkeetna, Alaska
Ryan Regelin, ICT4 and Ben Dean ICT4(t)
Estimated Containment Date:
Sunday July 28th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Mixed spruce and hardwoods
Information is combined for Montana Creek and Malaspina Fires: Minimal smoldering.
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.
No anticipated weather concerns in the 1-5 day period.
Hours: M-F 8-8 SS 8-8
Fire Unit Information
101 Airport Road Palmer Alaska 99645
Palmer, AK 99645