19 Mile Final Fire Update-9-13-1:00 Pm
Incident: 19 Mile Wildfire
Dillon Interagency Dispatch Center
Covering the following counties:
USDI Bureau of Land Management
Jefferson (southern part)
Montana Dept. of Natural Resources & Conservation
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
National Park Service
Powell (southern part)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Beaverhead County, Madison County
USDA Forest Service
Wildland Fire Fact Sheet
For Immediate Release
September 13, 2012. Contact: Kevin Smith
(For information only)
What: 19 Mile Fire
Detected: August 28, 2012,
Location: West of Whitehall and east of Butte, north of Hwy 2 and south of I-90
Jurisdiction: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and Jefferson County
Resources: Two type 6 engines with crew
Planned Actions: The fire will be taken over by a Type 4 team led by Incident Commander (IC) Otto on Thursday, September 13, with IC Type 4 trainee Behrens from the Jefferson Ranger District in Whitehall. Beginning on Saturday, September 15th the fire will be under a Type 4 team led by IC Schenk from the Jefferson Ranger Distict. The crew will continue to mop up within the perimeter of the fire and respond as needed to active fire and smokes.
For more information about the 19 Mile Fire go online to http://www.inciweb.org/.
Officials are also reminding the public Stage I restrictions are in effect for all of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF with the exception of the Anaconda-Pintler and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Areas. For more information about restrictions go to http://firerestrictions.us/.
TO REPORT A SMOKE OR ACTIVE FIRE CALL DILLON DISPATCH at 1-406-683-3975. Use of the Dispatch office will enable the patrol crew access to the most current up to date information on the location of the reported smoke or active fire.