Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St Dillon Montana 59725
Dillon, MT 59725
Stone Lake Fire
August 29, 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: 18Smokejumpers and 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.
Retardant and water was dropped on the fire on Sunday, August 27, 2017, cooling
and slowing the fire growth. Smokejumpers and local Wisdom/Wise River firefighters were flown
into the fire and have completed a handline around the fire with the help of water drops from
helicopters. Numerous spots were detected outside of the main fire perimeter. Today firefighters
will continue to improve the handline and look for additional spotting.
Today there is a slight chance of showers between 11:00 a.m. and noon, then a slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 84˚. Calm winds becoming west 5-8 mph in
the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.