MAGPIE ROCK FIRE INFORMATION July 30, 2020

The Magpie Rock Fire is a Type 3 incident that is located 8 miles west of Dixion, MT. The lightning caused fire is burning in steep, rocky terrain with dense brush and timber. There are 287 personnel assigned to the fire.

Activity yesterday- Very extreme fire behavior was observed. The fire continues to move east/southeast towards Revais Creek. Heavy Air Tankers dropped retardant on the fire, along with other aviation resources. A burnout operation was successful on the northeast flank. There are no evacuations and no structures threatened.

Today- Firefighters and equipment will continue to establish containment lines.

Road closures- Revais 6000 road between Revais and Magpie. Magpie 5000 road.

Today’s weather- Mostly sunny. Temp- 95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges. Min Humidity- 11-19%. Wind- 4-8 mph in the afternoon. Ridge top, west 5-10 mph.

The fire is now estimated at 2,500 acres and 0% contained.

Please stay out of the area and adhere to all road closures.

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If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, please contact Division of Fire at 676-2550 or contact C.T. Camel, Fire Information Officer, at 406-676-2550 ext. 6407 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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