Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation
1539 Eleventh Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Hours: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
MATT STAFF RD FIRE - Final Update 8/8/22, 4:30 pm
The fire is now 100% contained. The County Assist Team would like to thank the local cooperating agencies, residents, and partners for all of the support provided throughout the incident. The fire will be turned back over to the local unit on Tuesday, August 8. Some resources will be left to monitor the area.
Due to instability in the air, you may see dust devils present in the area, they are not related to the fire. As temperatures increase, the public is reminded to take extreme caution to prevent wildfires, and to prepare homes for potential evacuation. For statewide fire and preparedness information, see MTfireinfo.org.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 04th, 2022 approx. 02:00 PM|
|Location||5 miles east of East Helena; 12 miles east of Helena.|
|Incident Commander||David Hamilton, County Assist Team|
|Incident Description||Wildfire reported just off off Hwy 12 near the intersection of Hwy 284.|
|Coordinates||46.573 latitude, -111.783 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday August 09th, 2022 approx. 07:00 PM|
Pine and grass
Continue to build and improve fire line. Mop-up three chains in. Cold trail where necessary.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Crew fully engaged in mop-up activities and ensuring hot spots are dead out today and tomorrow. Potential to see some aircraft over the fire today.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR)
Forecasted temperatures in mid to high 90's midweek.