Black Mountain Fire At 50% Containment

Black Mountain

Size: 1,041 Acres

Containment: 50%

Location: 13 miles south of Jackson, MT

Start Date: July 17, 2021

Cause: Lightning

Total Personnel : 49


Black Mountain Fire: Contingency lines have been completed. Containment has grown to 50

percent. Engines modules and overhead resources will mop up, secure, patrol, and monitor. No additional fire growth is expected.



Alder Creek

Size: 11,725 Acres

Containment: 10%

Location: 7 miles west of Wise River, MT

Start Date: July 8, 2021

Cause: Unknown

Total personnel: 351


Alder Creek Fire: Firefighters will mop up, secure line, and monitor and patrol containment

lines. Structure protection resources will patrol and test structure protection systems.

Heavy equipment will continue to work on opening-up old road systems to strengthen strategic containment objectives. Long term contingency plans will continue to be evaluated. Helicopter bucket work to assist with containment could occur in areas of concentrated heat.



Trail Creek

Size: 35,928 Acres

Containment: 26%

Location: 20 miles west of Wisdom, MT

Start Date: July 8, 2021

Cause: Lightning

Total personnel: 135


Trail Creek Fire: Crews continue to improve hand line along Anderson Ridge above Gibbonsville and work towards completing prep work along Gibbonsville Rd. Prep work and mitigation efforts continue in the Trail Creek and Anderson Road area with fallers, crews and heavy equipment working to complete contingency lines and reduce hazard fuels. Crews continue to monitor the fire north of Big Hole Battlefield. Patrolling operations are ongoing along the entire perimeter. Helicopter bucket work to assist with containment efforts could occur in areas of concentrated heat.



Christensen

Size: 8,744 Acres

Containment: 10%

Location: 12 miles west of Wise River, MT

Start Date: July 16, 2021

Cause: Unknown

Total personnel: 18


Christensen Fire: Crews will dig handline in steep areas that heavy equipment cannot access in order to connect mechanized contingency lines. On the northwest side of the fire the Montana National Guard will improve and strengthen lines, and reduce unburned fuels inside the burned area. Structure protection assessments will continue in the Bear Creek area. Fire resources will patrol and monitor throughout the burned area. Helicopter bucket work to assist with containment efforts could occur in areas of concentrated heat. Long term contingency plans will continue to be evaluated.




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