Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St Dillon Montana 59725
Dillon, MT 59725
Conrow Fire Fact Sheet
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests
August 28, 2017
Date of Detection & Cause: August 24, 2017 - Lightning
Size: 2,727 acres
Structures Threatened: 26
Structures Lost: 0
Estimated Containment Date: September 2, 2017
Location: 7 miles north and east of Whitehall, MT
Incident Management Team: Tyler Hecht's Nevada Type III Interagency Team
Resources on the Fires: The total number of personnel on the incident is 133. Resources assigned comprise 4 crews (including 2 Hotshot Crews), 1 helicopter, 3 engines, 3 dozers, 5 water tenders.
Fire Information Phone: 406-200-9434
Hours: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
National Fire Information website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov; Select “Conrow Fire” in Montana
Jefferson County Montana Sheriff’s Office Facebook page has more local fire information and LiveStreaming videos of Conrow Fire Public meetings.
Objectives and Strategy: Firefighter and public safety is the first priority for suppression activities.This is a full suppression fire. Values at risk include electronic sites, active mining activities, andresidences and cattle ranch operations along the Highway 69 corridor.
Yesterday: Burnout operations were effective as firefighters accomplished a large segment ofcontainment on the fire’s south and east flanks along both hand and dozer containment lines. Fireactivity lessened which contributed to containment gains. Retardant planes were used effectively tocheck fire spread on the northwestern flank. A spike camp for crews was established closer to the fireto reduce travel time. Structure assessments were initiated in the Antelope Lane area.
Today: Dozers will continue a containment line on the north flank of fire. Burn out operations may beconducted to reinforce these containment lines. Engine crews will mop-up along containment lines onsouth and east flanks and patrol for hot spots. Helicopters will support ground-based efforts withwater bucket drops to lessen heat on all flanks. Structure assessment in Antelope Lane will continue.
Weather: A high pressure system will continue to build bringing hot and dry conditions today withtemperatures reaching the low 90’s and RH’s 5-11%. Ridgetop winds will be northwest, 5-15 mphwith gusts to 25 mph. This regional emerging drought condition with significant rain deficits isbeginning to affect live fuel moistures down to critical levels.
Evacuations or Closures: There are no area, trail or road closures. Sage I Fire restrictions are ineffect so refer to www.firerestrictions.us for details. Preparedness Notice of fire in area along theHighway 69 corridor and Antelope Lane is in place.
Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): A TFR encompasses the fire area. For more information http://tfr.faa.gov/.
Jefferson County Commissioners, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County DES, Whitehall VFD,Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service