Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive Helena Montana 59602
Helena, MT 59602
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday September 10th, 2017 approx. 02:00 PM|
|Location||East of Loco Mountain within Crazy Mountains|
|Incident Commander||Jacob Hoppe, IC|
|Coordinates||46.23 latitude, -110.324 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||80%|
Fire personnel continue to monitor and patrol the fire; as well as work to rehabilitate some of the fire, burned area.
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.
**CLOSURES HAVE BEEN LIFTED**
Please be aware that there are multiple snags remain within the area, as a result of the wildfire. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!