Good progress was made today, the fire is declared 100% contained.
Personnel on the Elevation Mountain Fire are in the transition and demob stage.
Three crews and miscellaneous overhead and equipment will remain after transitioning to a Type III organization on Thursday evening. Their focus will be patrol and mop up on all divisions.
Reminder: As equipment is released from the fire, some lowboys will be coming down the main roads. Please use caution. On the Bear Gulch, Rattler Gulch, and Elk Creek Roads public travel is discouraged. Traffic is especially heavy in the mornings and evenings as firefighters are travelling between the fire and fire camp. The public is asked to avoid those roads especially in the early morning and evening as crews go to and from the fire.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 21st, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||10 miles SW of Ovando, MT|
|Incident Commander||Clw Unit|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday September 06th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber, Dead and down Lodgepole and Subalpine Fir
The fire continues to creep and smolder.
The closure order issued on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, by the BLM within T13N,R13W, sections 13-16 and 19-36, is still in place.
Mop up and patrol on all divisions.
high, steep slopes with dead and down
Fire protection falls under the DNRC Southwest Land Office within BLM jursidiction. Transfer of command to a Type 3 organization took place on 9/6/12 at 1800 hrs.
|Wind Conditions||22 mph NW|