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Rock Creek Fire

Unit Information

Custer National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, MT 59101

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Rock Creek Fire is 100% contained and 100% controlled September 10 2013 at 3:30 PM. All fire fighting forces and equipment have been demobilized from the fire. All rehabilitation of dozer lines and hand lines is complete. The fire will be monitored until a season ending weather event occurs for the fire to be completely out. This is the final update to Inciweb.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday August 20th, 2013 approx. 02:30 PM
Location5 miles southwest of Red Lodge
Incident CommanderDrew Brown
Coordinates45.118 latitude, -109.301 longitude

Current Situation

Size950 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Fuels Involved

Sage and Timber

Significant Events

Yesterday (9/3), A transfer to a Type 3 oragnization took place with Brown IC-3 taking over manamgment of the fire. One crew continued to patrol for hot spots within the fire perimeter and to rehabilitate fireline and helispots established during the incident. Rehabilitation of the contingency dozer/handline in the Main Fork Rock Creek is on going.


Planned Actions

Today (9/4), a crew will continue to patrol for hot spots within the fire perimeter and to rehabilitate fireline and helispots. This will be the last update to Inciweb unless conditions change.

Projected Incident Activity



Due to decreased fire activity, no structures are currently listed as threatened. The Beartooth Highway (U.S. Hwy 212) is open between Red Lodge and the Northeast Entrance to Yellowstone, which includes access to Cooke City and Silver Gate. The community of Red Lodge is open for business and campgrounds in the local area remain open.

A Custer National Forest area closure is in effect. The closure of Silver Run Trail #102, Ingles Creek Trail #35, Beartrack Trail #8, and Silver Run Plateau Trail #60 is no longer in effect. The temporary flight restriction (TFR) is no longer in effect surrounding the Rock Creek Fire area. Stage 1 fire restrictions are in place for the Beartooth Ranger District, except for the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Stage 2 fire restrictions are in place for Carbon County.

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