Bean Canyon Update 9-14-2012

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

CONTAINMENT: 85%

CAUSE: Lightning

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

RESOURCES:
PERSONNEL: 139              SKIDGINES: 2
ENGINES: 17                       HELICOPTERS: 4
WATER TENDERS: 4        FIXED WING AIRCRAFT: 1
BULLDOZERS: 3                20-PERSON HAND CREWS: 2

CURRENT SITUATION:
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.

ACTIONS PLANNED:
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.

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