Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St.
Dillon, MT 59725
The lightning caused Virginia Creek fire detected on August 2 at approximately 12:45 p.m. remains at 67 acres in size and is 80% contained.
Currently 10 firefighters are working on this fire and have continued to make excellent progress to contain the fire which is burning in heavy timbered fuels.
Virginia Creek Road #1249 and trail #6314 is closed in order to provide for the safety of firefighting personnel and public.
This fire will only be updated when there are significant changes.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 02nd, 2018 approx. 12:45 PM|
|Location||Approximately 5 miles west of McAllister, MT|
|Incident Commander||Greg Schenk|
|Coordinates||45.435 latitude, -111.835 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||80%|
Heavy Mixed Conifer Fuels
Continue to mop up any hotspots.