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Virginia Creek Fire

Unit Information

Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St.
Dillon, MT 59725

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Incident Contacts

Madison Ranger District
Phone: 406-682-4253
Hours: M-F 8-4:30

Fire Information
Phone: 406-683-3984

Arlee Staley
Email: astaley@fs.fed.us
Phone: 406-490-1818

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday August 02nd, 2018 approx. 12:45 PM
LocationApproximately 5 miles west of McAllister, MT
Incident CommanderGreg Schenk
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates45.435 latitude, -111.835 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size67 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Heavy Mixed Conifer Fuels

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to mop up any hotspots.