SHOSHONE NATIONAL FOREST
Index Creek Fire Update
Update, Thursday, July 12, 2012
Fire Information available at http://www.inciweb.org/ or 307.527.6921 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Fire Size: 223 acres.
Started: Tuesday, June 26 at 5:40 p.m.
Cause: Downed power line
Location: Index Creek, West of U.S. Highway 212; 4 miles SE of Cooke City, MT
Fire Activity/Operations Today: Fire will continue to be monitored until significant moisture is received which may be late fall.
Containment: 100 percent contained.
Smoke: Light, with minimal effect to Highway 212.
Resources: Jurisdiction: U. S. Forest Service, Shoshone National Forest
Vegetation: Green and dead timber.
Closures or Restrictions: None
Structures Threatened: None
Fire Danger: High
|Date of Origin||Tuesday June 26th, 2012 approx. 05:45 PM|
|Location||4 miles SE Cooke City, MT|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 15th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
10 Timber (litter and understory). In addition to FM 10 also 1-year old logging slash.
Smoldering creeping in the rocks.
Continue to monitor.