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Lump Gulch Fire

Unit Information

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Aerial Video of Lump Gulch Fire Perimeter 6/15/2020Image options: [ Full Size ]

We would like to remind the public to stay clear of the area as congestion problems can impact the firefighter's ability to safely access the burned area. The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest would also like to remind the public that the area around the Brooklyn Bridge Timber Sale is closed. 

Resources on the fire include two (2) Type 1 Crews, one (1) Type 2 Initial Attack Crew, & three (3) Engines.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CausePower Line
Date of OriginSaturday June 13th, 2020 approx. 03:00 PM
Incident CommanderAdrian Hahn & Jordan Nelson (Trainee)
Incident Description
Coordinates46.482 latitude, -112.057 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel62
Size1,079 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Fuels Involved

Heavy dead and down timber with rocky outcrops and grassy patches throughout.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire crews will continue to build and reinforce containment and access lines on the east and west sides of the fire as well as begin work clearing evacuation routes should they be needed for future operations.

Projected Incident Activity

The fire is burning on Forest Service, state, and private land. Fire behavior and fire spread are minimal with occasional hot spots inside the perimeter.

Remarks

Snags continue to pose an extreme safety threat to firefighters.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and dry weather conditions will continue to dry fuels over the next two days before a low pressure system brings another round of rain to the area. Afternoon thunderstorms on Wednesday could bring gusty and erratic winds to the area.