Eustis Fire

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Eustis Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 8/18/2015

Approximate Location

46.055 latitude, -111.442 longitude

Incident Overview

The fire was initially reported at 10:30am on Friday, August 14th. Firefighters from Gallatin and Broadwater Counties responded for initial attack. Erratic winds resulting from passing thunderstorms caused rapid fire growth late that afternoon and into the evening. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) County Assist Team Incident Commander, David Hamilton, assumed command and management of this fire on the morning of Saturday, August 15th. The team is implementing a full suppression strategy to put the fire out as safely and quickly as possible. The primary fuels are wheat stubble and grasses intermixed with juniper and pine in the uplands and breaks along the Missouri River. Active fire growth occurred late Saturday afternoon and into the night, primarily uphill and wind-driven runs. However, cool weather and calmer winds on Sunday and Monday helped resources complete containment lines.
burned landscape of the fire flying helicopter silhouette


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday August 14th, 2015 approx. 10:30 AM
Location4 miles south of Toston, MT
Incident CommanderDavid Hamilton, MT DNRC CAT

Current Situation

Total Personnel130
Size8,721 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush and grass

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Demobilize all resources and team. Fire will be turned of to Broadwater County.

Remarks

Light, flashy fuels that contributed to rapid fire spread are now contributing to rapid containment and mop-up since fire has experienced more favorable weather conditions.

Unit Information

Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
Montana
2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula, MT 59804
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