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Blacktail Fire

Unit Information

Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive Helena Montana 59602
Helena, MT 59602

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The Blacktail Fire was reported on Sunday, September 10th in the Blacktail Creek area, east of Loco Mountain in the Crazy Mountains. The fire is actively burning in steep and rugged terrain. Cooler temperatures and precipitation will allow firefighters to focus on fireline construction.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday September 10th, 2017 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationEast of Loco Mountain within Crazy Mountains
Incident CommanderJacob Hoppe, IC
Coordinates46.23 latitude, -110.324 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size5,351 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Timber, Snags

Significant Events

Fire personnel continue to monitor and patrol the fire; as well as work to rehabilitate some of the fire, burned area.


Planned Actions

There could be some smoldering within the fire perimeter as snow melts; it's not likely that the fire will growth beyond it's current footprint.



Please be aware that there are multiple snags remain within the area, as a result of the wildfire. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

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