Skip to main content

Jellison Fire

Unit Information

Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

USFS Shield

Incident Contact

Chiara Cipriano
Email: chiara.cipriano@usda.gov
Phone: 406-594-6497
Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-6 p.m., S-S 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

photo of fire taken by Kyle Marquardt (IC trainee)Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Jellison Fire was reported the evening of July 12. Fire is burning in steep, hard-to-access terrain on the east end of the Little Belt Mountains approximately 1.5 miles north of Jellison Place Campground.  As of July 18, the fire is in patrol status and 100% contained. 
 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Locationapproximately 1.5 miles north of Jellison Place Campground in the east end of the Little Belts
Incident CommanderAnthony Walkosak
Coordinates46.696 latitude, -110.082 longitude

Current Situation

Size5 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

heavy timber with dead and down fuels

Significant Events

7/13 fire personnel are having success slowing the forward spread using full suppression tactics and going direct on the fire to remove heavy timber around it. Fire received .2 inches of moisture during yesterday afternoon's storm! 7/14, crew is attempting to build line around fire with goal of having it 100% lined by the end of the day. 7/15, crew successfully lined the fire perimeter yesterday and are continuing to secure line, 7/16 - crews work for 100% containment by end of shift. As of 7/18, fire is in patrol status. No more updates will be issued.

Outlook

Planned Actions

patrol status