Bean Canyon Fire Fact Sheet
For Immediate Release
This Will Be the Final Fact Sheet for This Fire
DATE: September 15, 2012 TIME: 15:00 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: $670,000
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: 129 SKIDGINES: 2
ENGINES: 15 HELICOPTERS: 2
WATER TENDERS: 3 FIXED WING AIRCRAFT: 0
BULLDOZERS: 0 20-PERSON HAND CREWS: 2
Crews continued mop-up to reinforce containment lines, reaching 95% containment of the fire today.
Tomorrow the management will transition to a Type 4 organization. A limited number of personnel will remain to continue mop-up operations and to monitor green islands of unburned timber on the interior of the fire. Mop-up operations are expected to be completed by Tuesday. Management expects the fire to be in patrol status by Wednesday. Resources not needed for mop-up operations will be released Sunday. Most of the resources who are being released will be assigned to new fire starts around the state.
This will be the last update for this fire. Members of the public may still call 582-2092 for information.