Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 16th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Fire location is East of Park Lake in the Boulder Mountain Range in section 18.|
|Incident Commander||Unified Command ICT3 Josh Ingle and ICT3 Joe Feld|
|Coordinates||46.448 latitude, -112.157 longitude|
Thick lodgepole pine forest with dead and down beetle killed trees.
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.
Crews will continue to mop up the fire today, July 19th.
Hot and Dry conditions continue.