Firefighter and public safety are always the top priority.
The McCully Fire has transitioned from a Type 3 Incident Management Team down to a Type 4 Team.
The McCully Fire was detected August 30 on the Thompson River State Forest on the Plains Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The fire was contained at 637 acres and there has been no fire growth.
Firefighters have dozer line around all flanks of the fire. Mop has continued along with patrolling all perimeters, as spotting is still a major concern given the current fuel and weather conditions. Widespread moisture is expected this week.
Voluntary evacuations near the 20MP on the Thompson River Road, and road closures at MP17 and MP27 on the County road and the ACM Road have been lifted.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 30th, 2017 approx. 02:30 AM|
|Location||20-mile on the Thompson River Road|
|Incident Commander||Doug Browning, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 14th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Logging slash, timber with litter, grass, and understory.
Fire behavior has been minimal with creeping and smoldering.
Hold containment lines, mop-up 4 chains (250-feet) in from the perimeter, and continue to grid for pockets of heat.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Smoldering and creeping within the fire perimeter.