Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes- Division of Fire- Daily Fire Update
August 2, 2020
Magpie Rock Fire burnout operation a success, containment at 39 percent
Dixon, MT – The hot, dry weather and low relative humidities along with dry fuels will continue to challenge firefighters. Firefighters will evaluate opportunities to continue to engage the fire safely as weather, terrain and the fire permits. Acreage is at 3,539 acres.
Yesterday, Division Alpha conducted an aerial burnout operation with a Type III helicopter. The operation was successful. Division Bravo and Zulu continued to make good progress on mopping-up and securing the fires edge in those divisions.
Today, All divisions will continue to mop-up the fires edge where they can do so safely and effectively.
Weather, Mostly Sunny. Temperatures will be 84-88 and relative humidity is expected to be 20-25 percent. Winds will be upslope/upvally 2-4 mph becoming north around 5-7 mph in the afternoon.
Three hundred and thirty personnel are now assigned to the Magpie Rock Fire.
Evacuation Notices: None at this time. Structures Threatened: None at this time, although there are structures adjacent to the fire in Division Zulu with light fuels that have already burned. Dixon Rural Fire Department is stationed at the home and local firefighters made defensible space on the structure. When the fire first started the structures were threatened, because of the fuels the homes are in, but now the threat has been eliminated.
Road Closures: To reduce the risk to firefighters and public, the D-6000 road between Revais and Magpie, Magpie D-5000 road are closed.
There will be a community meeting at 9am Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Dixon School Gymasium.