Incident: Ash Creek Complex Wildfire
Horse Creek and Powerline Fire Rehab Completed
Rehabilitation has been completed on Horse Creek and Powerline fires, and downsizing of Rodney Weeks' Type 3 Team has begun. Significant progress is being made in eliminating hot spots and rehabilitating firelines in the remaining fire-affected areas.
Today's primary rehabilitation focus will be on private lands in the northeast portion of the Ash Creek Fire. A Northern Cheyenne initial-attack crew is helping to rehab hand-constructed firelines on tribal ground while staying prepared for immediate response to new starts.
Several new starts were detected Saturday in the general vicinity of the team's activities, but the team was not requested to assist.
A final assessment was made yesterday around homes in the Ash Creek area to ensure that no hidden hot spots remained that might have threatened the structures.
The Temporary Flight Restriction has been removed from the Taylor Creek Fire.
National Forest lands remain closed north of US Highway 212 on the Ashland Ranger District.
For more information on the Southeastern Montana Complex, please visit the website http://www.inciweb.org/. Details on the Inciweb site are listed under Ash Creek Fire as well as SE Montana Complex
Fire at a Glance
Total Acres of Complex: 325,063
Ash Crk Fire: 249,562 acres
Taylor Crk Fire: 62,134 acres
Horse Crk Fire: 7575 acres
Powerline Fire: 5265 acres
Coal Seam Fire: 527 acres