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Goose Fire

Unit Information

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

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Incident Contact

Cat McRae
Email: catherine.mcrae@usda.gov
Phone: 406-925-3353
Hours: M-F 8-8p SS 8-8p

News Releases — Goose Fire

Goose Fire Morning Update for July 27th Released: 7/27/2021
ENNIS, MT – As firefighters continued to mop up and patrol contained lines on the Goose Fire today, others scouted potential containment opportunities and planned strategies to deal with the...
Goose Fire Morning Update for July 26th Released: 7/26/2021
As firefighters continue to make progress on containment of the 7,471-acre Goose Fire, command transitioned this morning to Incident Commander Gabe Holguin, leading a Type 3 incident management...
Goose Fire Morning Update for July 25th Released: 7/25/2021
CURRENT STATUS: Northern Rockies Type 2 Incident Management Team #5 will transfer command to a Type 3 organization on Monday, July 26th. NR Team #5 Operations Section Chief, Gabe Holguin, will be the...
Goose Fire Morning Update for July 24th Released: 7/24/2021
 CURRENT STATUS:A suppression module of ten firefighters accessed the Meridian Creek drainage by way of Forest Service Trail #8395 to spread out and lessen fuels where the fire is progressing. This...
Goose Fire Morning Update for July 23rd Released: 7/23/2021
CURRENT STATUS:North of Otter Lake, crews conducted a small burn out operation to contain a section of concentrated heat. Crews will "mop-up" residual heat from the area today.Heavy machinery...
Goose Fire Morning Update for July 22nd Released: 7/22/2021
CURRENT STATUS: North of Otter Lake, crews will prep line and conduct a small burn out operation (if fuels and weather conditions are right) along the rim to contain a section of concentrated heat....
Goose Fire Evening Update for July 21st Released: 7/21/2021
CURRENT STATUS: In the northeast, crews constructed additional line for a potential burn-out operation that aims to contain a small section of concentrated heat. Heavy machinery should complete line...
Goose Fire Morning Update for July 21st Released: 7/21/2021
CURRENT STATUS: An overnight infrared flight mapped the fire at 7,247 acres.In the northeast, crews constructed additional line for a potential burn-out operation today that aims to contain a small...
Goose Fire Evening Update for July 20th Released: 7/20/2021
CURRENT STATUS: Crews "mopped-up" residual heat along the north, east and south sides of the fire, increasing completion of objectives to 34%. Helicopters assisted with bucket drops in the north,...
Goose Fire Morning Update for July 20th Released: 7/20/2021
CURRENT STATUS: Mechanical issues and adverse weather conditions resulted in the inability to run infrared (IR) mapping flights over the fire's perimeter the last two nights. The acreage is estimated...