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McCully Fire

Unit Information

This incident is no longer being updated.

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday August 30th, 2017 approx. 02:30 AM
Location20-mile on the Thompson River Road
Incident CommanderDoug Browning, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Coordinates47.757 latitude, -115.036 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel70
Size637 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Fuels Involved

Logging slash, timber with litter, grass, and understory.

Significant Events

Fire behavior has been minimal with creeping and smoldering.


Planned Actions

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.