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Goose Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Cat McRae
Email: catherine.mcrae@usda.gov
Phone: 406-925-3353
Hours: M-F 8-8p SS 8-8p

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This will be the final update for the Goose Fire unless significant activity occurs. The Goose Fire is currently 7,522 acres and 90% contained as of August 9, 2021. The fire was ignited by lightning on July 1, 2021 32 miles SSE of Ennis, MT near Hoodoo Pass. Initial attack forces responded to suppress the fire, initially located in a 250-acre rock slide area, inaccessible to crews. On July 9, the fire moved eastward into the Lost Spring drainage south of Cliff Lake and north of Hidden Lake and up onto the Hidden Lake Plateau. Several air tankers dropped retardant to slow further progression. Joe Sampson’s Type 2 Northern Rockies Wildland Fire Management Team 5 assumed command of the fire at 6 am MDT on July 10, extending containment lines around the north, south, and east flanks. The fire is currently being managed by a local Type 4 Incident Management Organization. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginThursday July 01st, 2021 approx. 10:10 AM
Location32 miles SSE of Ennis, MT near Hoodoo Pass
Incident CommanderBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Coordinates44.733 latitude, -111.6 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel28
Size7,522 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 13th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Timber (grass and understory)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal - Creeping, smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

There is no visible heat in the fire area and the acreage remains unchanged. Crews and equipment will continue to conduct suppression repair and monitor the fire.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Warmer and dryer temperatures are expected, but not anticipated to affect this fire, which has shown no visible heat nor smoke.