WILDFIRE: #WestForkFire Update – March 29, 2015 – Sunday

Near Red Lodge MT | A wildland fire broke out on Saturday, March 28 around 1230 MT flaring up to  50-100 acres, but was quickly fueled by windy conditions.  The wildland fire was caused by faulty equipment being used on a private road and ruled as human-caused.


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Located two [2] miles SW of Red Lodge, MT.   The incident is currently in a Unified Command with Red Lodge Rural 7 and USFS Type 3.


There are current 52 personnel on scene from Red Lodge Fire Rescue and Custer Gallatin National Forest.  No injuries to fire crews or to civilans have been reported.

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Six [6] Engines and one [1] Water Tender are currently being used for fire suppression.

Resources for one [1] Type II Initial Attack Crew has been ordered, along with additional resources as needed.


Thirty homes are currently being threatened. There are no evacuation orders in force at the moment.  No structures have been damaged or lost.


The fire is currently at a 0% containment status.


Crews are assigned today to handle structure protection, building a fire line and cooling down hot spots.

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The weather forecast today is to have a high of 66-degrees with winds coming from the South to Southwest up to 10 – 15 mph.

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