Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602
Notice: the incident management team has put the Ellis Fire in patrol status as of August 1, 2021. Firefighters will continue to monitor this fire as necessary, but additional growth is unlikely. Unless the status changes, this will be the last post for the Ellis Fire.
The Ellis Fire, which is being managed as part of the Divide Complex with the Balsinger Fire, started on July 8, 2021 on the White Sulphur Springs Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest. The cause is under investigation. The fire is located in the Dry Range - East Fork, about 2.5 miles southwest of Smith River.
Management of the Ellis Fire has been transferred back to the Helena-Lewis and Clark (8/12/2021) and has been contained.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 08th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||20 miles NW of White Sulphur Springs|
|Coordinates||46.838 latitude, -111.272 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Friday October 29th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Fuels involved are primarily FM 2 (grass with timber litter) and FM 10 timber (heavy conifer with significant dead and down).
Management of the Ellis Fire has been transferred back to the Helena-Lewis and Clark NF (08/12/2021)
The district fire crew will be monitoring the fire and extinguish visible interior smokes. We will update inciweb if current fire behavior changes.