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FACT SHEET

McClain Creek Fire

August 14, 2012  1:00 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
Jurisdiction:  Montana DNRC
Cooperating Agencies:  Montana DNRC, Florence Fire Department, US Forest Service

Current size: 3.5 acres

Containment: 100%

Resources on Fire:  DNRC engines, Florence Fire Department water tender, and a 20-person Type 2 Initial Attack (IA) hand crew (Grayback).

Narrative:  Firefighters will use an engine and water tender to get keep water flowing through their hose-lay and will spend the day mopping up the edges of the fire, working towards the interior.  Strong winds and low humidity are expected this afternoon.

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

Cause:  This fire is under investigation.  It is likely a human-caused fire.

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