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Ridgetop Fire

Unit Information

This incident is no longer being updated.

The Ridgetop Fire was reported at 11:30 am on August 1st. The fire was burning 35 miles North of Winnett, Montana in Petroleum County. The fire burned 11,128 acres and is now 100% contained.

17 personnel remain assigned to the fire continuing to mop up and patrol the area as needed.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginThursday August 01st, 2019 approx. 11:30 AM
Location35 miles north of Winnett, Montana, east of US-191 and south of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge.
Incident CommanderRobert Smith
Coordinates47.501 latitude, -108.225 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel17
Size11,128 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short grass, brush, and timber

Significant Events

The fire is now 100% contained. Firefighters still assigned to the incident continue to mop up and patrol the area.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire behavior is reported as minimal.

Projected Incident Activity

Mop up and patrol as needed.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Dry weather will continue in the area until Thursday.