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FACT SHEET

McClain Creek Fire

August 13, 2012  8:30 PM

Contact:  Fire Information Officer: Cindy Super
Message Phone: 406-542-4321

What:  Wildland Fire
Started:  August 13, around 5:30 pm
Location:  South and west of Missoula, MT near the McClain Ranch
Jurisdiction:  Montana DNRC
Cooperating Agencies:  Montana DNRC, Missoula Rural Fire Department, US Forest Service

Current size: 3.5 acres

Containment: 0%

Resources on Fire:  Two DNRC engines, local government engines, a 20-person Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) hand crew, and overhead including a fire investigator.  A DNRC helicopter was doing bucket work but has been released for the night

Tonight and Tomorrow’s Plan:  The forward spread of the fire has been stopped.  Firefighters will work the fire throughout the night to put handline around the fire and to get a hoselay in.

Special Concerns:  Safety of firefighters and the public is always a primary concern.   The fire is on a steep ridge in rough terrain.

Terrain Info:  Timber and grass.  Steep, rough terrain.

Cause Info:  This fire is under investigation.  An investigator is on scene.

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