Ridgetop
FIRE
11,128
acres
40.6 mi
SSE of Hays, MT
100%
containment
CONTAINED
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Incident #: MT-LG55-000103
Fire Start: Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:29 PM MDT
Dispatch Notes: Fire in petroleum county, 34 miles north of winnett, mt. | Contain: 08/06/19 1519 | Control: 08/16/19 1540 | Out: 09/06/19 1000

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 months ago

The Ridgetop Fire was reported at 11:30 am on August 1st. The fire was burning 35 miles North of Winnett, Montana in Petroleum County. The fire burned 11,128 acres and is now 100% contained.

17 personnel remain assigned to the fire continuing to mop up and patrol the area as needed.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 01st, 2019 approx. 11:30 AM
Location:
35 miles north of Winnett, Montana, east of US-191 and south of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.
Incident Commander:
Robert Smith
Coordinates:
47.501, -108.225

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
17
Size (Acres):
11,128
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
Short grass, brush, and timber
Significant Events:
The fire is now 100% contained. Firefighters still assigned to the incident continue to mop up and patrol the area.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Fire behavior is reported as minimal.
Projected Incident Activity:
Mop up and patrol as needed.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Dry weather will continue in the area until Thursday.

Contact

Incident Contact
MT DNRC Fire Information
Phone: 406-538-7789
Fire Unit Information
Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601