Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
This fire originated in Granite County one mile southeast of Garnet Ghost Town and was reported and confirmed on Thursday, July 15. Estimated at 10 acres originally, this fire grew to 750 acres and was fueled by thick timber and dense dead and down fuels. Steep, rugged terrain increases complexity. Fire burned burned in the counties of Granite and Powell. There were values at risk and evacuation orders and evacuation warnings occurred, as well as area, road, and trail closures. It has transitioned to DNRC patrol status.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 15th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM|
|Location||15 miles SW of Ovando|
|Incident Commander||MT DNRC|
|Incident Description||Fire is in patrol status. All area and road closures have been lifted. Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place in Granite County, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in place in Missoula and Powell counties.|
|Coordinates||46.818 latitude, -113.334 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber, litter, and understory. Medium logging slash.
DNRC engines will patrol the fire periodically.