Nimrod Fire Morning Update 8.17.13
Incident: Nimrod Fire Wildfire
August 17, 2013 8:00 AM
Contact: Fire Information: Brian LaMoure Phone: 406-825-9257 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Wildland Fire
Location: East of Missoula, between Beavertail and Bearmouth Area, north of Interstate 90
Started: August 15, 2013 around 6:00 pm
Current Size: Approximately 600 acres
Protection Agency: Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation (DNRC)
Narrative: A Western Montana Type 2 Incident Management Team under the direction of Incident Commander Bob Fry has assumed command of the Nimrod Fire. The fire burned actively through the night and firefighters are expecting another day of hard work. There should be less wind, but firefighters will keep a close watch on the weather throughout today. The fire has stalled along the Dry Gulch road to the east and firefighters will continue to reinforce containment lines along this road. A spot fire started on the east side of the Dry Gulch road, however, crews got to it quickly and it is lined. Several water drops from helicopters helped to contain this spot fire. On the west and south sides of the fire, large burning logs continue to roll down steep slopes, spreading fire to the lighter grass fuels.
A public meeting will be held TONIGHT at 8pm at the Bearmouth Chalet, 1611 W Drummond Frontage Road, off I-90
Resources on Fire: Three 20-person crews are on the fire, including one hotshot crew and two Type 2 IA crews. A bulldozer, skidgine, and a skidsteer make up the heavy equipment. Air resources available to the fire include: 2 DNRC medium helicopters; 1 contracted heavy helicopter; multiple retardant aircraft, and air attack. Additional resources have been ordered.
SAFETY of firefighters and the public is a priority. Travelers on I-90 should not park along the road, for safety and to reduce the chances of starting a fire.
Very High Fire Danger persists in Granite County and much of Montana. Stage I Fire Restrictions are in effect over much of West Central Montana; visit www.firerestrictions.us to find out more.
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