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Black Mountain

Unit Information

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

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The lightning-caused Black Mountain fire was reported to the Dillon Interagency Dispatch Center on July 17, 2021. The fire is located 13 miles south of Jackson, MT and east of Skinner Lake and Skinner Meadows in both the Dillon and Wisdom Ranger Districts. Due to current access issues, heavy dead and down fuel and expected fire behavior, fire managers are preparing indirect line around many parts of the fire to protect the highest values at risk. These tactics may change should conditions warrant.

The fire is being managed by the Southern Area Blue Type 1 Team, Incident Commander Mark Morales.  

Forest Closure Orders are in effect for the fire area. Please see up to date closure order at Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF: Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF Closure.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday July 17th, 2021 approx. 01:30 PM
Location13 miles south of Jackson, MT. 20 miles east of Salmon, ID
Incident CommanderBeaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Coordinates45.185 latitude, -113.474 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size1,041 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 31st, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber(Grass and Understory)

Heavy Logging Slash

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior.


Planned Actions

Div W Unstaffed.

Div Z Patrol and monitor.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: No fire movement expected.

24 hours: No fire movement expected.

48 hours: No fire movement expected.

72 hours: No fire movement expected.

Anticipated after 72 hours: No fire movement expected.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Red Flag weather conditions