Kelly Fire Final Daily Update
Incident: Kelly Wildfire
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Weeks Type Three Incident Management Team
August 22, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Wise River Ranger District
Office: (406) 832-3178
Detected: August 15, 2013
Location: 14 Miles northeast of Wisdom
13 Miles southwest of Wise River
Incident Commander: Rodney Weeks
Acres Burned: 45
1 Type 2 Crew
Summary: The lightning caused Kelly Fire is 45 acres and is located on steep terrain in beetle infested lodgepole pine. Kelly Creek is a tributary to Pettengill Creek. The number one priority of this fire is to provide for the safety of the firefighters and public. There have been no injuries on this fire.
The Kelly Fire will be transitioned back to the Wise River District today. The crews will continue mopping up and patrolling for any hot spots on the fire. The helicopter continues to drop water on any hot spots and haul out any equipment not being used. Today a plume of monsoonal moisture will make its way through the area. Tomorrow the atmosphere will become unstable enough to support scattered to widespread convection. A fire weather watch has been issued for the combination of lightning and dry conditions.
There are no closures associated with the Kelly Fire at this time.
With the current dry weather conditions, officials are advising people to be cautious with fire when recreating outdoors. Make sure your fire is completely out. Stay on designated roads and trails with your vehicles, and extinguish cigarettes completely.
Current fire information is posted at Wise River and Wisdom Ranger Stations and online at inciweb.nwcg.gov and click on Kelly.
This will be the last update for the Kelly Fire unless there are significant changes.