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Event Details

Event Wildfire
State MONTANA
County/Area MUSSELSHELL
WFO BYZ
Begin Date 09/22/2012 14:00:00 MST-7
End Date 09/30/2012 23:59:00 MST-7
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage
Crop Damage
Episode Narrative The Wilson Fire was reported on Saturday, September 22nd at 2pm and originated 8 miles southeast of Roundup, Montana. The fuels burned were timber and sage. Musselshell County and other fire departments responded to the blaze, and Montana DNRC assisted with air tankers, helicopters and engines. The fire, believed to be human caused, quickly grew in tinder-dry fuels to around 4100 acres. At one point, U.S. Highway 87 just south of Roundup was closed for a time being. About 50 homes were ordered to evacuate but there were no reports of primary structures destroyed. A 150-man firefighting crew, composed of members from small, regional fire departments and the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation fought the blaze. In addition, three helicopters dropped water buckets and two fire-retardant bombers dropped a red chemical blanket along the fire's edge. More detailed information can be found at www.inciweb.org.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MUSSELSHELL (ZONE) MUSSELSHELL (ZONE) MT 09/22/2012 14:00 MST-7 Wildfire 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K