Detected: July 31, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Current Size: Approximately40 Acres
Resources on Fire: Approximately 15 personnel including: 1 Engine, 1 helicopter, and one 5 Person hand crew. Additional resources ordered and enroute consist of: 4 engines and 2 Helicopters and an Air Attack platform.
Responding Agencies: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Local Volunteer Fire Departments, Beaverhead County, and MT DNRC
Location: Approximately 4 miles south of Wise River near the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway
Firefighting resources have responded to a report of a fire south of Wise River along the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway. The fire is burning in grass, sagebrush and timber. Structures are threatened. Firefighters are working to establish a containment line to keep the fire from advancing.
Available moisture is fairly high today so storms will likely be mostly wet. There has been a trend for thunderstorms to have coverage farther to the north, into the Lolo NF, but most of the lightning is still expected in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF today. Thunderstorms are again expected Thursday afternoon with most of the activity in the Beaverhead- Deerlodge NF. Increased westerly winds remain on track for Friday, especially in northwest Montana
Prevention: As conditions continue to warm and fuels dry, people are reminded to be careful with all fires; be sure to extinguish campfires completely and to keep motorized vehicles on roads and trails.