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
September 2, 2017
Date of Detection & Cause: August 24, 2017 - Lightning
Size: 2,727 acres
Location: 7 miles north and east of Whitehall, MT
Incident Management Team: Greg Schenk, Local Type IV Incident Commander
Resources on the Fires: The total number of personnel on the incident is 58. Resources assigned comprise 3 crews, 1 helicopter, and 2 engines.
This will be the final Fact Sheet put out by Nevada’s Type III Team.
Future updates will be published only if significant activities occur.
This fire will transition to a local Type IV organization on Sunday morning, September 3rd. They will have a smaller presence commensurate with the expected daily fire activity in the future. There will be an aerial or ground presence monitoring the fire. It is expected that periodic columns of smoke may rise out of the fires interior as unburned fuels ignite.
Jefferson County Montana Sheriff’s Office Facebook page has more local fire information and Live Streaming videos of the Conrow Fire Public meeting.
Objectives and Strategy: Firefighter and public safety is the first priority for suppression activities. This is a full suppression fire. There are no structures or other values threatened at this time. All containment lines have now been constructed. Fire managers have now placed all flanks of the fire in a monitor and patrol status. All fire line rehabilitation activities will be completed and heavy equipment (dozers) removed by end of shift Saturday, September 2nd.
Yesterday: An IR flight last night revealed some hot spots well inside the interior that crews found and extinguished.
Today: Crews will mop-up and patrol. The spike camps will be removed and returned to Whitehall. Additional resources will be released as the fire threat diminishes.
Weather: Seasonal weather patterns are expected with temperatures in the mid 80’s with afternoon RH’s around 20%. Typical winds will likely be 10-20 mph. No rain is in the extended forecast.
Evacuations or Closures: There are no area, trail or road closures. Stage I Fire restrictions will be amended to prohibit all campfires effective September 2, 2017 so refer to www.firerestrictions.us for details.
Stage I Fire Restrictions currently prohibits all campfires effective September 2, 2017. Please refer to www.firerestrictions.us for details or any changes.
Today is the last shift for the Nevada Type 3 Team 1 on the Conrow Fire. The Team would like to sincerely thank everyone in the community for the support and the hospitality throughout the incident.
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