East Fork Fire

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East Fork Fire


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


Approximate Location

48.17 latitude, -109.622 longitude

Incident Overview

Fire Perimeter Map, Spetember 10, 2017

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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 .

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday August 27th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationSouth of Harve, Montana
Incident CommanderDon Pyrah, Type 3 Incident Commander

Current Situation

Total Personnel150
Size21,896 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSunday September 17th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Short grass and timber

Significant Events

Active fire behavior.


Planned Actions

Continue to address hotspots, hold fire line.

Unit Information

Incident Contacts

Hill County EOC
Phone: 406-265-5481 ext. 283
Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm
Blaine County EOC
Phone: 406-357-3310
Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm
Chippewa-Cree Tribe
Phone: 406-395-4207
Hours: M-F 8am to 5pm
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