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Matt Staff Rd Fire

Unit Information

Incident Contact

Wyatt Frampton
Phone: 406-662-1750
Hours: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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 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 


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday August 04th, 2022 approx. 02:00 PM
Location5 miles east of East Helena; 12 miles east of Helena.
Incident CommanderDavid Hamilton, County Assist Team
Incident DescriptionWildfire reported just off off Hwy 12 near the intersection of Hwy 284.
Coordinates46.573 latitude, -111.783 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel85
Size1,587 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday August 09th, 2022 approx. 07:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Pine and grass


Planned Actions

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)

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Forecasted temperatures in mid to high 90's midweek.