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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

Goose Fire Information
Phone: 406-200-8980
Hours: M-F 8-8p SS 8-8p

The Goose Fire is currently 7,522 acres and 78% contained as of July 30, 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 Type 3 Incident Management Organization under the command of Jonathan White.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 01st, 2021 approx. 10:10 AM
Location32 miles SSE of Ennis, MT near Hoodoo Pass
Incident CommanderJonathan White, Mike King (T)
Coordinates44.733 latitude, -111.6 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel89
Size7,522 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained78%
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 - Backing, creeping, smoldering


Planned Actions

All divisions continue to patrol line. Look for hot spots, mop up, and secure line.

Projected Incident Activity

Low fire spread with minimal growth. Fire is smoldering and creeping in duff and heavies. High RH and light precipitation contributing to fire behavior.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Increasing monsoonal moisture will bring scattered wet thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening. Storms may contain brief heavy rain and gusty winds.