The Ash Creek fire remains in patrol and mop-up status and rehab continues on fire lines. Poncin's team transferred command to Weeks' Type 3 IMT on Thursday, July 12, 2012. All remaining firefighting resources will operate out of the fire camp at St.Labre.
|Date of Origin||Monday June 25th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Origin was 10 miles east of Lame Deer|
|Incident Commander||Rodney Weeks|
Timber, juniper, pine, sage and grass
Scattered, isolated, interior hot spots.
The number of personnel above represents everyone assigned to the SE Montana Complex, and is also listed on Inciweb under that specific site. All resources have been combined and moved to St. Labre near Ashland where they will continue mop-up and rehab of the Taylor Creek and Ash Creek Fires. Rehab has been completed on Horse Creek and Powerline Fires, and final approval is pending on the Coal Seam Fire.
Rehabilitation of fire suppression effects has been completed on Horse Creek and Powerline fires. Coal Seam Fire is completely rehabbed, pending approval of the resource advisor. Suppression resources continue working on Ash Creek and Taylor Creek fires, but the primary focus on Ash Creek Fire is rehab. More than 400 miles of fireline require rehabiilitation on Ash Creek Fire alone.
Acres burned on the Ash Creek Fire, by landowner: 42,470 ac.-Nothern Cheyenne Agency, 88,408 ac. - Forest Service; 108,930 ac. - private; 906 ac. - BLM; 8,357 ac. - State of Montana; 490 ac. - water. For assistance with feed, water, hay and/or pastures contact one of the following resources: Powder River County DES Coordinator Becky McEuen at 406-853-4284 Powder River Extension office at 406-436-2424. Montana Department of Agriculture at http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Producer/HayHotline/
|Wind Conditions||5-10 G15 mph SW|