The Copper City Fire was reported at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013. The fire is burning on BLM land, but as authorized in the interagency fire protection agreement the Forest Service will take the lead in fire suppression. Multiple resources responded to the fire report including Broadwater county, Forest Service and DNRC engines, firefighters and law enforcement. No structures are threatened and there are no evacuations at this time.
July 22 at 10:30 am: The Copper City Fire is approximately 150 acres and most active on the east flank of the fire. The fire is burning primarily in grass and juniper. A DNRC helicopter is assisting ground crews with helicopter water drops on the east flank, as needed. Eight engines and about 40 people are currently assigned to the fire. Firefighters are working to directly suppress the fire and establish fireline around the perimeter.
July 22 at 12 pm: The fire size has increased to 390 acres, due to more accurate mapping. Firefighters continue direct suppression tactics today; however, the DNRC helicopter was no longer needed and has been released from the fire. All other resources (firefighters and engines) remain assigned to the fire.
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 21st, 2013 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||T3N, R1E, NE/NW Section 25|
|Incident Commander||Bob Culbreth|
Grass, juniper, timber
The fire is 100% contained and controlled