Bean Canyon Fire Fact Sheet
For Immediate Release
DATE: September 14, 2012 TIME: 22:00 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: $547,000
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: 139 SKIDGINES: 2
ENGINES: 17 HELICOPTERS: 4
WATER TENDERS: 4 FIXED WING AIRCRAFT: 1
BULLDOZERS: 3 20-PERSON HAND CREWS: 2
Crews continued mop-up to reinforce containment lines. The area was under a Red Flag Warning and fire did not cross containment lines today. Heat still remains on the east side and south end of the fire where more resources were assigned for mop-up operations. Management initiated the process to start releasing dozers by tomorrow.
Crews will continue mopping up from the line, burning out where necessary. Resources will begin to be released this weekend as mop-up is completed on parts of the fire.