The Dahl Fire was reported at 12:45pm on Tuesday, June 26th.
Fueled by high temperatures, low relative humidities and gusty winds, the Dahl Fire grew quickly.
Musselshell County is working alongside Incident Commander Chris Johnson in managing the fire.
· A financial account has been set up at 1st Security Bank for those wishing to make cash donations. The account is under "Roundup 2012 Fire Relief."
· The use of fireworks in Musselshell County and in the town of Roundup has been prohibited.
· Musselshell County is under Stage II Fire Restrictions. The use of any fire or campfire is prohibited. Smoking is prohibited unless in a building, vehicle or an area cleared of vegetation. The use of internal combustion engines, welding/acetylene torches and explosives is prohibited between 1 p.m. and 1 a.m. Operating motorized vehicles off designated roals and trails is also prohibited.
· Residents can contact the DES Emergency Operations Center at 323-2777.
· Check updates on Roundup DES page on Facebook.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 26th, 2012 approx. 12:46 PM|
|Incident Commander||Chris Johnson|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday July 04th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Grass, sage and timber (ponderosa pine).
Smoldering stumps and short flame lengths in the 1000 hour fuels (logs), otherwise fairly quiet.
Voluntary evacuation order has been lifted. The area is still restricted to residents only.
Crews will continue mop-up along the fire perimeter, around structures and patrol the fire area. Officials will address a coal seam fire that was detected along the northern edge of the fire near the highway.
The 35 mph speed limit on Highway 87 has been removed. Travelers are urged to use caution, as fire vehicles will be entering and exiting the roadway within the fire area. There is a temporary flight restriction to 10,000 feet above the fire. Residents returning to their properties are encouraged to maintain their awareness and be alert to changing conditions.
|Wind Conditions||15 Gust 35 mph NW|