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Lodgepole Complex

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Miles City Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
Miles City, MT 59301

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Monday, July 31 – 9:30 a.m.

270,723 acres – 93% Contained

(Final Update) Firefighters will continue fire repairs and mop-up. Command of the fire has been turned over to a local Type 3 organization.

Sixteen homes have been destroyed as well as an unspecified but significant amount of fencing and haystacks. Numerous secondary structures have also been destroyed. McCone Electric has lost over 120 power poles. An additional 16 structures not included above were identified via satellite imagery as destroyed but type of use has not yet been determined.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday July 19th, 2017 approx. 03:17 PM
Location52 miles WNW of Jordan, MT.
Incident CommanderType 3
Incident DescriptionComplex Incident
Coordinates47.318 latitude, -107.758 longitude

Current Situation

Size270,723 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained93%
Fuels Involved

Pine, grass, dead/downed, sagebrush (general habitat). Primary core Sage Grouse habitat affected south of Highway 200 near Sand Springs.

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Mop-up and continue with fireline rehabilitation.

Projected Incident Activity

Mop up and continue fire line rehab.


Command of the incident transitioned from the Type 2 IMT a local Type 3 organization at 6PM Sunday, July 30.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Monday: High temp of 100, Minimum RH or 12%, S winds 7 mph. Tuesday: High temp of 90, minimum Rh of 20%, gusty winds with a chance of thunderstorms