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South Moccasin

Unit Information

Incident Contacts

County Assist Team (CAT)
Phone: 406-290-3017
Hours: Mon-Sun 8-8pm

Northeastern Land Office
Phone: 406-538-7789
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Highlighted Activity

10/09/2021 South Moccasin Fire Update: October 9, 2021
Current Activity:The fire has reached 100% containment. Crews finished mopping up hot spots on the fire's southern edge and most suppression work has been completed in the fire area. This will be the.
News - 10/09/2021
View from the north end of the South Moccasin Fire (credit: Alex Schwier, PIO)Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginMonday October 04th, 2021 approx. 12:45 PM
Location7 miles northwest of Lewistown, MT
Incident CommanderDavid Hamilton
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates47.143 latitude, -109.534 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel138
Size12,800 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Timber and short grass (1 foot)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior, smoldering observed more than 100 feet from the fire's edge.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Predicted weather is forecasted as cooler temperatures, increased wetting rain and moderate winds.