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Robertson Draw

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Custer Gallatin National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
10 East Babcock Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59771

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Beartooth Ranger District
Phone: 406-446-2103
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Robertson Draw Fire Update - June 15 AM

Robertson Draw Wildfire
News – 6/15/2021

The Robertson Draw Fire, burning south of Red Lodge, Montana near Clark, Wyoming is estimated at 2,000 acres this morning. Evacuations and Evacuation Warnings are in place for multiple areas near the fire. Firefighters are anticipating a critical fire weather day as the hot, dry, and windy weather conditions persist. With the expected weather, active fire behavior and continued growth is anticipated.

A virtual Facebook live public meeting is planned for tonight, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. The meeting will be live streamed from the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s Facebook page at CusterGallatinNationalForest.

  • Size: about 2,000 acres 
  • Evacuations: The Gold and Ruby Creek areas are being re-evacuated this morning. 
  • Evacuation Warning: The North and South Fork Grove areas, the area west of Meeteetse Trail Road, and the east side of Highway 212 from Meeteetse Trail Road to Westminster Spires Church Camp. USDA Forest Service Recreation Residences in Corral Creek, Spring Creek, Snow Creek, and Sheep Creek. An evacuation warning is issued from the county sheriff and alerts people to be ready to go if needed. People with medical, functional, or other needs should consider evacuating if possible. 
  • Closures: An area closure is in place for the area south of Highway 212, east to the area along the Beartooth Front and south to the Wyoming border. This does not include the campgrounds and homes along East Side Road. Line Creek Road is closed in Wyoming
    • Roads closed to the public – local access only allowed: Meeteetse Trail Road, Grove Creek Road, Robertson Draw Road 
  • Cause: under investigation 
  • Resources on Scene: There are about 80 firefighters working to suppress the fire. Resources include handcrews, engines, helicopters, a rappel crew, and support personnel. Air tankers are supporting the incident as needed and available. 
  • Management: Bob Culbreth, Type 3 Incident Commander. A Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered. 
  • Structures Threatened: none at this time 
  • Vegetation: burning in sage, grass and timber 
  • Reported: June 13, 2021 around 3:30 p.m. MDT 

Firefighter and public safety are the top priority. Efforts will be focused to protect resources at risk including assessing and implementing structure protection needs, implementing back burning efforts and continuing building fireline. Additional aircraft and crews will be arriving today to assist the firefighting effort. Today’s operational goals are to keep the fire north of Line Creek, West of the Forest Service boundary along the face of the Beartooths, South of South Grove Creek and East of the Line Creek Plateau.

For more information please visit InciWeb at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7537/ or visit us on Facebook at CusterGallatinNationalForest or ShoshoneNF. Additional information can also be found on the Custer Gallatin Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin.

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