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Yogo Fire

Unit Information

Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

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Incident Contact

Erin Fryer
Phone: 406-740-7005

Highlighted Activity

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The Yogo Fire is now 100 percent contained, however, due to snow on the fire, we are unable to check for hazardous conditions, and therefore the Area Closure will remain in place for the foreseeable future. 

On the afternoon of Saturday, October 3 a fire was reported on the Judith Musselshell Ranger District.  The Yogo Fire is located in the Little Belt Mountains and its origin is about 1.5 miles south of Yogo Peak.  The Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest is working in close coordination with the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation and Judith Basin County for planning closures and pre-evaction notices for potential impacts to any private land holders. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday October 03rd, 2020 approx. 01:22 PM
Location10 miles east of Neihart, MT
Incident CommanderHelena-Lewis & Clark NF
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates46.915 latitude, -110.545 longitude

Current Situation

Size5,309 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateThursday October 22nd, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber and Grasses


Planned Actions

While Yogo Fire is 100% contained the Area Closure will remain in place for the foreseeable future.


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Several inches of snow have been received on the fire and in the lower valleys, with more expected over the coming days. Temperatures will remain at or below freezing.