This lightning caused fire started August 6, 2011, and is located 20 miles west of Philipsburg in the Sand Basin and Mount Emerine areas. The fire has grown to 3982 acres but is still contained in an identified area of 4,560 acres on the west face of Emerine Ridge.
Public and firefighter safety is always our primary objective.
All fire activity is west of Emerine Ridge. The fire will remain active through the daily burning periods, continuing to consume residual fuels. This fire is fairly well boxed in on all sides. This fire is unstaffed but being monitored on a regular basis. All area and road closures have been rescinded.
Hunters and other recreationists traveling the fire area need to be aware of snags, hazard trees and stump holes. Please extinguish all fires cold to the touch.
The Skalkaho Pass Highway (State Highway 38) from mile post 14 to mile post 30 remains closed.
Updates will only be done if fire becomes more active.
Additional fire information can be obtained by calling the Pintler Ranger District (406) 859-3211.
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 06th, 2011 approx. 03:26 PM|
|Location||20 miles west of Philipsbug|
|Incident Commander||Shane Benson|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 15th, 2011 approx. 12:00 AM|
Mixed conifer with mainly lodgepole pine. Pockets of heavy down fuels.
Interior torching, creeping and smoldering.
Mopping up south flank and patrolling remainder of fire.
|Wind Conditions||3-6 mph W|