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Montana Creek Fire

Unit Information

Mat-Su Area
101 Airport Road Palmer Alaska 99645
Palmer, AK 99645

This incident is no longer being updated.

The Montana Creek Fire started at 3:00 P.M. on 7-3-2019. Cause of fire is under investigation. The fire is located 2 ½ miles east of the Parks Highway at Mile 98, south of the Talkeetna Cutoff.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginWednesday July 03rd, 2019 approx. 03:00 PM
Location3 miles east of the Parks Highway, 13 miles south of Talkeetna, Alaska
Incident CommanderRyan Regelin, ICT4 and Ben Dean ICT4(t)
Coordinates62.123 latitude, -149.987 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel14
Size367 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Mixed spruce and hardwoods

Significant Events

Information is combined for Montana Creek and Malaspina Fires: Minimal smoldering.


Planned Actions

Crews from the local unit will continue to monitor and patrol the fire. An infrared flight was conducted over the fire on Saturday and two areas of heat were located. Firefighters will be addressing those two areas today to ensure they are extinguished.

Projected Incident Activity

Crews will continue to monitor, patrol and mop up the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

No anticipated weather concerns in the 1-5 day period.