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East Fork Fire

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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
Coordinates48.17 latitude, -109.622 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel150
Size21,896 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Short grass and timber

Significant Events

Active fire behavior.


Planned Actions

Continue to address hotspots, hold fire line.

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