#MT WILDFIRE: #PineCrestFire – Evening Update – March 29, 2015 – Sunday

Evening Update – Info released at 1900 MDT

LOCATION.

4 miles NW of Columbus, MT.

Photo Courtesy: Stillwater County [MT] Sheriffs Office

Map Courtesy of: Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

 

ORIGIN.

The Fire started on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1300 Hours MDT and the cause is still under investigation.

FIRE STATUS.

3000 acres with no change.  10% containment.

CONDITIONS.

Burning in grass, timber and sage brush. Winds are

Photo Courtesy: Stillwater County Sheriffs Office

 

COMMAND.

Unified Command:

  • Department of Natural Resources Asst Team
  • Columbus Rescue
  • Park City Volunteer Fire Department

RESOURCES.

  • BLM Fire & Aviation [ http://www.blm.gov/nifc/st/en/prog/fire.1.html ]
  • Absarokee VFD
  • Columbus VFD
  • Park City VFD
  • Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office
  • US Fish & Wildlife
  • US Forest Service

98 Total.  28 resources on the fire.

STRUCTURES.

2 have been lost.

Photo Courtesy: Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office

 

INJURIES.

1 Firefighter has been injured. No updates on his/her condition at this time.

EVACUATIONS.

The Pine Crest subdivision.

PUBLIC MEETING.

Monday, March 30, 2015 at Columbus Fire Department. 944 E Pike Avenue, Columbus MT, at 0930 MDT.

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