40-acre fire burns near Bannack
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: July 23, 2019


Bannack Fire

July 23, 2019, 5:30 p.m.                                      Contact:  Leona Rodreick (406) 683-3984 (w), (406) 660-2347 (c)

What:                           Wildfire

Detected:                     July 23, 2019, 2:40 p.m.

Cause:                          Lightning

Current Size:                Approximately 40 Acres

Containment:               0%


Resources on Fire:         Approximately 40 personnel including: 3 Engines; 1 Helicopters (on order; and one 8 Person hand crew

Responding Agencies:   MT DNRC, BLM, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, and Local Volunteer Fire Departments

Location:                               Approximately one mile south of Bannack

Narrative: Firefighting resources have responded to a report of a fire south of the historic town of Bannack.  The lighting caused fire is burning in grass, sagebrush and timber.  Firefighters are working to establish a containment line to keep the fire from advancing.


Other fires

The Lima Volunteer Fire Department has contained a small fire south of Clark Canyon Reservoir near the Bible Camp.

The Dillon Volunteer Fire Department is seeking reported fires southeast of Dillon in the Blacktail are in the Cabin Creek and Cottonwood Canyon areas.

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.

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