August 14, 2015, 10:30 p.m.
Contact: Peri Suenram, (406) 683-3967 (office), (406) 370-2144 (cell)
What: Wildland Fire
Detected: August 14, 2015
Current Size: Estimated 500 Acres
Resources on Fire: 2 Dozers, Dillon Volunteer Fire Department, DNRC crew
Resources Ordered: 2 Division Supervisors, 2 Type II Handcrews, 2 Type 6 engines, 2 Dozer Bosses, Medium Helicopter, Air Attack Aircraft
Location: Approximately 12 miles SE of Dillon, MT in the Blacktail Mountain Range.
Narrative: The Cabin Creek Fire was discovered around 4 p.m. on Friday, August 14 and is burning on Bureau of Land Management and privately owned land. The fire is mainly burning in sage and grass and has been fueled by high and erratic winds. Firefighters are contending with winds gusting up to 60 mph on the ridges. One privately owned structure is known to be threatened and a structure protection team is on site. Additional resources have been ordered to assist with fighting this blaze, however, resources are very scarce nationally.
Safety Concerns: Safety of the public and firefighters is always the primary concern.
Closures: There are no closures in the area at this time.
For more information about this fire and other fires across the country, go online to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.