#MT WILDIRE: #PineCrest Afternoon Update – March 29, 2015 – Sunday

Montana Fire Afternoon – Released 1500 MDT

LOCATION.

The fire is located 8 miles E of Columbus.  6 miles W of Park City and located just N of I-90.

ORIGIN.

The #PineCrest #wildlandfire has been determined to have started on Saturday, March 28, 2015 around 1400hours MDT as investigated by the Stillwater Sheriff’s Office.

A cause is still unknown, but under investigation.

SIZE, CONTAINMENT.

The fire still at 3,000 acres with a 0% containment.

STAFFING.

  • MT Dept of Natural Resources & Conservation [DNRC]
  • Columbus Fire Rescue
  • Absarokee VFD
  • Park City VFD
  • Stillwater Co Sheriff’s Office
  • BLM
  • US F&W
  • USFS

RESOURCES.

  • 19 Engines
  • 3 Helos
  • 2 Water Tenders
  • 1 Heavy equipment

More are on order.

STRUCTURES.

2 lost. More are being threatened.

EVACUATIONS.

  • Pinecrest Subdivision [Northern side].
  • Pinecrest Subdivision [Southern side] are voluntary at this time.

PUBLIC MEETING.

  • March 30, 2015 – 0930 MDT
  • Columbus Fire Hall
  • 944 E Pike, Columbus MT

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