WILDFIRE: Moonshine Fire – Custer Gallatin National Forest

Photo Courtesy / inciweb

Photo Courtesy / inciweb

LOCATION.

Wildfire located 15 E of Buffalo, SD.  N end of Slim Buttes Land Unit. Sioux Ranger District.

Photo Courtesy / inciweb

Photo Courtesy / inciweb

SIT REP.

The fire started on April 1, 2015, around 1616 Hours MDT has scorched around 2,829 acres.  It is now at a 85% containment status.

The cause is currently unknown at this time.

Photo Courtesy / inciweb

Photo Courtesy / inciweb

THREATENED.

  • 2 ranches
  • Power lines
  • Reva Gap campground
  • Radio repeater

Help from above.  [Photo Credit: Ray Shinaberg / Ludlow VFD]

Help from above. [Photo Credit: Ray Shinaberg / Ludlow VFD]

RESOURCES [Including Personnel]

  • 20 engines.
  • 3 – Type II Initial Attack 20-person hand crews.
  • 2 dozers.
  • 1 road grader.
  • 2 water tenders.

Day 2. [Photo Courtesy / inciweb]

Day 2. [Photo Courtesy / inciweb]

ROAD CLOSURES.

  • Reva Campground.
  • N section of Slim Buttes Land unit

Moonshine Engines [Photo Courtesy / inciweb]

Moonshine Engines [Photo Courtesy / inciweb]

FIRE TACTICS.

  • Firefighters continue w/mop-up
  • Extinguishing hot spots working towards into interior fire

Mop-up. [Photo Courtesy / inciweb]

Mop-up. [Photo Courtesy / inciweb]

WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Saturday

  • Cloudy
  • Lower temps
  • High humidity tonight

Sunday

  • Temps in 50’s
  • Winds 9-16 mph
  • To gust to 23 mph

Day 2. [Photo Courtesy / inciweb]

Day 2. [Photo Courtesy / inciweb]

ABOUT CUSTER GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST

The Custer Gallatin National Forest is located in the S Central part of Montana stretching all the way to the Northern part of South Dakota.  It’s area is made up of 3.1 Million beautiful acres.

It includes 7 Ranger Districts within its borders:

Montana

  • Bozeman
  • Hebgen
  • Lake
  • Yellowstone
  • Red Lodge
  • Ashland

South Dakota

  • Sioux RD / Camp Creek

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