Bean Canyon Fire Fact Sheet
For Immediate Release
DATE: September 13, 2012 TIME: 19:00 Hours
CONTACT: Kerry O’Connell, 406-582-2092
NUMBER OF ACRES: 4,325
LOCATION: 15 miles northeast of Toston in Gallatin County on private and state land.
STRUCTURES THREATENED: None
ESTIMATED COST TO DATE: $511,000
FUEL TYPE & TOPOGRAPHY: Grass, timber, and brush in steep terrain
JURISDICTION: Gallatin County
ASSISTING ENTITIES: Property owners; Local Fire Departments from Gallatin County; Department of Natural Resources and Conservation; US Forest Service
PERSONNEL: 136 SKIDGINES: 2
ENGINES: 15 HELICOPTERS: 4
WATER TENDERS: 4 FIXED WING AIRCRAFT: 1
BULLDOZERS: 3 20-PERSON HAND CREWS: 3
Crews burned islands of unburned timber close to the line today in order to reinforce the containment lines. Firefighters also continued to build line, burning out fuels from the line to the fire in steep difficult terrain. Observed fire behavior included creeping and smoldering with isolated torching in green pockets. Helicopter bucket work continued today in support of firefighters on the ground. A Red Flag Warning is forecast for tomorrow and expected to test containment lines.
Crews will continue mopping up along the line, burning out where necessary. The southeast corner of the fire will again have the most resources assigned for tomorrow.