Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
The South Moccasin Fire began Monday, October 4, 2021 around 12:45pm and has been declared 100% contained as of Friday, October 8, 2021. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The fire was located about 7 miles northwest of Lewistown in the South Moccasin Mountain Range. Local resources from Fergus County, BLM and the DNRC responded. The fire burned in heavy timber and grass, mostly on private land.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday October 04th, 2021 approx. 12:45 PM|
|Location||7 miles northwest of Lewistown, MT|
|Incident Commander||David Hamilton|
|Coordinates||47.143 latitude, -109.534 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Timber and short grass (1 foot)
Minimal fire behavior, smoldering observed more than 100 feet from the fire's edge.
Fire management will transition to a local Type 4 organization on Saturday, October 9th.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continued cooler and wetter conditions are expected in the coming days with minimal fire spread and no concerns of additional fire spread.
Predicted weather is forecasted as cooler temperatures, increased wetting rain and moderate winds.