Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
Missoula, MT 59804
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|
|Coordinates||48.17 latitude, -109.622 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Short grass and timber
Active fire behavior.
Continue to address hotspots, hold fire line.