Fort Belknap Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
100 BIA Road Harlem Montana 59526
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.
|Current as of|
|Cause||Human - Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 16th, 2021 approx. 11:30 AM|
|Location||3 miles northeast of Hays, MT|
|Incident Commander||Don Pyrah, Patrick Lonergan (Trainee)|
|Coordinates||48.019 latitude, -108.651 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||98%|
Timber (grass & understory) and short grass
Minimal, Monday's infrared flight identified 18 isolated heat sources all internal to the fire.
Continue mop up and monitoring the fire area. Begin camp teardown and team demobilization.
Cooler temperatures are expected to prevail throughout the week with chance of precipitation Thursday through Sunday. No significant weather concerns are anticipated.