The Pony Fire was declared "Contained" on Sunday, July 8, 2012.
Residents in the Mammoth and South Boulder River area were allowed re-entry into their homes on July 8th. Monday, July 9th, the South Boulder River road was open to the public. However, the Forest Service asks that road use be limited to local traffic only because of the firefighter and equipment activity continuing along the road.
The fire occurred in timber/grass fuels in the Tobacco Root Mountains. The fire area has cooled although there is still some creeping ground fire and smoldering fuels on the west flank above the community of Mammoth and along the north flank of the fire. The north, east, and south perimeters of the fire have cooled with little fire activity occurring.
On Monday morning, July 9th, fire suppression responsibilities were transferred to a smaller Type III incident management team, made up of more local resources. Harold Gemmell is the Incident Commander for this smaller management team. They will continue with the mop-up and patrol responsibilities.
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 24th, 2012 approx. 02:30 PM|
|Location||Northwest of Pony, Montana|
|Incident Commander||Harold Gemmell|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday July 08th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
Green and dead timber, sage, and grass.
Smoldering along the west flank of the fire with occasional smokes poppping up in the interior of the fire.
Rehab was completed on Sunday. Mopup continuing along the west flank of the fire. Landowners were allowed back into Mammoth Sunday July 8 and public gained access Monday July 9.
A Type III incident command organization will assume responsibility of the fire at 10 a.m. July 9. Mopup and patrol will continue along the west flank of the fire above Mammoth.
Extreme-Steep, rugged rocky terrain.
Fire has burned the following approximate acreages. USFS- 3288 acres; BLM- 690 acres; Montana DNRC- 115 acres; and private- 1064 acres.
|Wind Conditions||10 gusts mph NA|