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Park Lake Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

John Hagengruber
Phone: 1-406-439-0225
Hours: M-F 8am-8pm SS 8am-8pm

Chiara Cipriano
Phone: 1-406-594-6497
Hours: M-F 8am-8pm

Highlighted Activity

07/19/2021 Park Lake Picnic Area and Campground is reopened to the public
Park Lake Picnic area and the Park Lake Campground have been reopened to the public as of July 18th,
Announcement - 07/19/2021

 A 3-5 acre fire is burning on the east side of Park Lake on the Helena Ranger District. Park Lake Picnic Area and Campground are closed. A Type II engine and helicopters are responding. More information will be shared as soon as it is available.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday July 16th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationFire location is East of Park Lake in the Boulder Mountain Range in section 18.
Incident CommanderUnified Command ICT3 Josh Ingle and ICT3 Joe Feld
Coordinates46.448 latitude, -112.157 longitude

Current Situation

Size3 Acres
Fuels Involved

Thick lodgepole pine forest with dead and down beetle killed trees.

Significant Events

Forest Service, Jefferson County and the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department responded to a smoke report near Park Lake. Multiple helicopters responded, as well as multiple engines and a type 2 crew.


Planned Actions

Crews will continue to mop up the fire today, July 19th.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot and Dry conditions continue.