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Black Mountain Fire At 946 Acres

Current Size: 946 Acres (Infrared flight on 7/20/21)

Current Containment: 0%

Location: 13 miles south of Jackson, MT

Start Date: July 17, 2021

Cause: Lightning

Resources Assigned:

Total personnel: 33

Engines: 2

Hand crews: 1

Heavy equipment: 1


The fire increased by 81 acres since Sunday to a total of 946. Rain and cooler temperatures over the fire area on Monday and Tuesday slowed its growth. Fire activity consisted of smoking and smoldering in larger fuels. Warmer weather is expected to return later this week resulting in increased fire activity.


Heavy equipment (masticator) will begin removing smaller trees along the Selway Creek road to improve holding lines. Engine personnel and firefighters will begin removing trees along the Skinner Meadows road to improve holding lines.

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