Thursday, July 27- 4:45 p.m.
7,925 acres - 100% contained
Located in Petroleum County west of the Musselshell River and about 50 miles north of Winnett, Mont., the Crying Fire was reported mid-day July 19, 2017 and burned in grass, sage and timber on BLM, Private, State and Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge lands. The fire was lightning caused.Crews responded from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Montana Dept. of Natural Resources and Petroleum County. No accidents or injuries occurred. Two outbuildings were lost.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 19th, 2017 approx. 12:15 PM|
|Location||50 miles north of Winnett, MT|
|Incident Commander||Curtis Ritzman|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday July 26th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Short Grass (1 foot), Brush (2 feet),Timber (Grass and Understory)
|Projected Incident Activity|
No expected growth projected.