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Crooks Fire

Unit Information

Flathead Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
PO Box 40 Pablo Montana 59855
Pablo, MT 59855

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Incident Contact

C.T. Camel
Email: ct.camel@cskt.org
Phone: 406-676-2550 ext. 6407

 The Crooks Fire was active today. The majority of the growth was southeast. The fire is estimated at 2,600 acres. The fire has not moved closer to any occupied structures. There are no evacuation orders in place. A fire update will be published in the morning, once the incident commander can update the information officer.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday July 21st, 2021 approx. 05:00 PM
Location10 air miles east of Arlee, Montana
Incident CommanderArt Trahan
Incident DescriptionThe fire is located in the South fork Jocko Primitive Area and is burning in steep, rough, roadless terrain.
Coordinates47.175 latitude, -113.869 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel57
Size3,258 Acres
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 15th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

The fire is burning in timber, forest litter, grass, and shrubs.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Firefighters will continue to work to keep the fire confined to areas currently experiencing fire activity.

Projected Incident Activity

During the next 24 hours, firefighters will continue to work to keep the fire confined to areas currently experiencing fire activity.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Thunderstorms with high winds in the forecast.