18.6 mi
SSW of Butte, MT
6 months
time burning
Last Updated: 6 months ago
Incident #: MT-BDF-006227
Fire Start: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 3:11 PM MDT
Fuels: Sage, Grass,brush
Dispatch Notes: Iqcs = 453811 | Contain: 08/09/19 1700 | Control: 08/09/19 1705 | Out: 08/09/19 1710

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 6 months ago

What: Wildfire

Detected: July 31, 2019, 2:11 p.m.

Cause: Unknown

Current Size: Approximately40 Acres

Containment: 0%

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
45.758, -112.973


Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 406-683-3984
Fire Unit Information
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St Dillon Montana 59725
Dillon, MT 59725