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On the evening of Friday, July 16 Yellowstone County fire personnel responded to a fire south of the Pryor Creek Golf Club. An extreme wind event over night caused the fire, currently burning in rugged terrain to spread rapidly on all sides of the fire.

At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 the County Assist Team (CAT) Type 3 team took over the fire management. The fire was mapped on 7/20 at 202 acres. The fire is now 100% contained and in patrol status. It has been turned back over to the local unit from the DNRC's County Assist Team. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 16th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
LocationNortheast of Billings, MT near Prior Creek Golf Club
Incident CommanderDon Pyrah, County Assist Team
Incident DescriptionThe Buffalo Fire Is Now In Patrol Status And Has Been Turned Back Over To The Local Unit From The Dnrc's County Assist Team.
Coordinates45.862 latitude, -108.306 longitude

Current Situation

Size202 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grass, Sage brush, small timber

Significant Events

Storm and extreme wind


Planned Actions


Projected Incident Activity

Continue to hold and strengthen perimeter and mop-up 3-chains from the perimeter. Begin rehabilitation of fire lines.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot, dry conditions persist.