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Buffalo Fire

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Approximate Location

45.041 latitude, -105.731 longitude

Incident Overview

Members of the J. Franco Type 2 Crew 14 dig out a smoldering root along the fire line of the Buffalo Fire on Thursday, July 28, 2017. Mop-up, removing or extinguishing all burning material along the fire perimeter, is well under way for the 3,104-acre fir

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Monday, July 31 - 9:00 a.m.
3,020 acres - 100% contained

(Final Update) Shawn Taylor's Type 3 team has assumed command of the Buffalo Fire. Mop up and patrol of the fire perimeter will continue as will the rehabilitation of dozer lines and other disturbance associated with suppression activities.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday July 24th, 2017 approx. 12:45 PM
Location31 miles SW of Broadus, MT
Incident CommanderShawn Turner

Current Situation

Size3,020 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Pine, grass, sagebrush

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

Continue mop up and suppression repair activities.

Projected Incident Activity

Crews continue to mop up and patrol containment lines. Suppression repair activities are continuing.


Transfer of command of the Buffalo Fire from Alaska Type 1 IMT to Turner's Type 3 organization will occurred Sunday morning, July 30.

Unit Information

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

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