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Sartin Draw Fire

Unit Information

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Most of the fire resources will be demobilized today and will head either to a new fire assignment or are up for required days off in the morning. Three engines, one crew, and local heavy equipment will remain on the fire in the coming days to wrap-up the remaining rehabilitation and monitor the fire. The fire was transferred back to the local fire jurisdictions this morning.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 30th, 2017 approx. 05:00 AM
Location20 miles NE of Ashland
Incident CommanderDavid Hamilton, MT DNRC County Assist Team
Incident DescriptionFull Suppression Management Strategy.
Coordinates45.739 latitude, -106.009 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel216
Size99,735 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Pine, heavy dead and down, sage brush, and grass.

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior from heavy fuels inside the interior. Occasional creeping in some interior islands of unburned vegetation.


Planned Actions

Transition the fire to an ICT4 and the local fire jurisdictions. Continue patrol of both fires and mop-up of interior smokes.

Projected Incident Activity

The fire has containment lines (dozer, black line and road systems) along the perimeter of the fire. Interior islands will continue to burn and portions of the fire with larger diameter fuels will continue to smolder.


DNRC CAT IMT3 assumed command of the Sartin Draw fire @1630 on August 31, 2017. CAT Team assumed command of the Snider Fire on September 2, 2017 @ 1200. Acreage computed by combining Sartin Draw Fire and Snider Fire perimeters.