Update to Traffic Control/Evacuations around the East Fork Fire
As of noon Monday, September 11, 2017 the Hill County Sheriff’s Office is lifting all evacuation orders in Hill County. Hwy 234, Sucker Creek Road and Taylor Road are all open to public access.... more
Update on East Fork Fire September 11, 2017
Crews engaged in the firefighting effort on the East Fork Fire have continued making good progress today. Minimal fire activity has been observed near the containment lines.
Additional fire activity has been observed in the interior of the fire due to the dry and windy conditions. Fire-line rehabilitation has continued throughout the day as well. The National Weather Service has forecast a cool, moist weather trend beginning on Thursday evening. If forecasted rains arrive, there may be localized flooding from runoff of the burned area.
Demobilization of some of the resources will begin tomorrow, and continue for the next several days. There are still approximately 150 personnel still engaged in the firefighting and rehabilitation efforts on the East Fork Fire.
Please see the news release regarding closures being lifted by Hill County .
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 27th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM|
|Location||South of Harve, Montana|
|Incident Commander||Don Pyrah, Type 3 Incident Commander|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday September 17th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM|
Short grass and timber
Active fire behavior.
Continue to address hotspots, hold fire line.