Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St Dillon Montana 59725
Dillon, MT 59725
Stone Lake Fire
August 28, 2017 10:00 a.m. Contact: Wisdom Ranger District (406) 689-3243 M-F 8:00 – 4:30
What: Wildland Fire
Detected: August 27, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Current Size: Aproximately 8 acres
Resources on Fire: 8 smoke jumpers, 8 local Wisdom/Wise River firefighters
Location: N 45˚41.865 W 113˚16.230
Approximately 15 miles southwest of Wise River, MT
The Stone Lake fire was detected at aproximately 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017. This fire
Is located high on the ridge in Whitebark Pine with rock screes nearby on two sides.
Smokejumpers jumped on the fire and two loads of retardent were dropped along with several
buckets of water. Eight additional local Wisdom/Wise River firefighters were flown into the area.
Smokejumpers from the Ross and Grouse fires will also be moved to the Stone Lake fire along
with four additional smokejumpers.
Today’s operations are to continue accessing the fire and checking for any additional spotting.
Weather predictions are continued hot and dry. A small cold front will be passing through the
area with the possibility of lightening and gusty winds.
There are currently no closures but the public is cautioned to be careful in this area.