Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 16th, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM|
|Location||Northeast of Billings, MT near Prior Creek Golf Club|
|Incident Commander||Don Pyrah, County Assist Team|
|Incident Description||The Buffalo Fire Is Now In Patrol Status And Has Been Turned Back Over To The Local Unit From The Dnrc's County Assist Team.|
|Coordinates||45.862 latitude, -108.306 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Grass, Sage brush, small timber
Storm and extreme wind
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continue to hold and strengthen perimeter and mop-up 3-chains from the perimeter. Begin rehabilitation of fire lines.
Hot, dry conditions persist.