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Pine Grove

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Fort Belknap Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
100 BIA Road Harlem Montana 59526

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Tuesday Fire Update- 10:00 AM Two hand crews and three engines will head to the fireline today to continue to check and patrol the fire’s edge. Demobilization of the remaining firefighting resources is in progress.

The County Assist Team will be transitioning the fire over to a Type 4 Team managed by Fort Belknap Agency Wednesday morning at 6:00 AM. This team will be comprised of an incident commander, one twenty-person hand crew, and six engines.

Evacuations: The Evacuation Warnings for the communities of Zortman, Landusky, Pine Grove, Star Hill, and Lodge Pole will lift tonight at 8:00 PM.

Community Support: Fort Belknap Tribe is accepting donations to support those impacted by the fire. Please drop supplies at the Kills at Night Center in Hays, MT. Contact Maggie Werk with questions at 406-301-4583. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman - Under Investigation
Date of OriginMonday August 16th, 2021 approx. 11:30 AM
Location3 miles northeast of Hays, MT
Incident CommanderDon Pyrah, Patrick Lonergan (Trainee)
Coordinates48.019 latitude, -108.651 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel132
Size16,004 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%
Fuels Involved

Timber (grass & understory) and short grass

Significant Events

Minimal, Monday's infrared flight identified 18 isolated heat sources all internal to the fire.


Planned Actions

Continue mop up and monitoring the fire area. Begin camp teardown and team demobilization.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cooler temperatures are expected to prevail throughout the week with chance of precipitation Thursday through Sunday. No significant weather concerns are anticipated.

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