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
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.