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Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
420 Barrett Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Facebook: The Forest Service: Beaverhead- Deerlodge National Forest
Contact: Dave Sabo, USFS
Phone: (406) 491-0347
August 14, 2018
FIRE UPDATE 8/15/2018
The Southern California Incident Management Team 3, a “Type 2” national team, is managing the Monument andWigwam fires for full suppression. Crews are being assigned to structure protection and evaluating locations fordirect suppression efforts. Contingency lines are being scouted with crews assigned today to structure protection andevaluating locations for direct suppression efforts and contingency lines. The Incident Command post is beingestablished at the Ennis Fairground. Four helicopters are currently assigned to incident and operating out of the EnnisAirport. Additional crews and equipment are on order.The fires are located south and west of Ennis, MT in very rough mountainous terrain, in the 9,000-foot elevationrange, within the Gravelly Range Mountains south of Ennis, Montana. The fires are burning in whitebark pine andsub-alpine fir, with approximately 70% standing dead timber from bug kill and other natural conditions.
Evacuations-Haypress Lakes area was evacuated August 12. The Red Cross has been placed on standby at thistime and will be reactivated if needed. An Evacuation Order from the Haypress Lakes gate southwest to the forestborder. From the gate northeast the remainder of Shinning Mountains subdivision is under an Evacuation Warning.Area Closures-closures are being handled by multiple agencies, including United States Forest Service and Bureauof Land Management are in effect for the Gravelly Range Mountains. You can find information about these closureson Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov.
Fire Restrictions-are not in effect on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, however, people are encouragedto keep informed of other area restrictions by going online to https://firerestrictions.us.
To find out more about the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest go online to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf,, and check out News & Events, ‘Like Us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/US-Forest-Service-Beaverhead-Deerlodge-National-Forest-1540138089548920, and ‘Follow Us’ on our Twitter page athttps://twitter.com/BvrhdDrldgeNF for further information.
For information on road closures click on the following link https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd591726.pdf