As of Monday evening, (08/13) the Rosebud Complex of fires is considered 97% contained. The only fire in the complex not completely contained is the largest, the Chalky Fire at nearly 130,000 acres. A RED FLAG WARNING on Tuesday will test fire lines. Rehab continues on all fires as needed. Stan Benes' Type 2 Incident Management Team will transition on Tuesday with two Type 3 organizations which will take over management of the incident at 6 a.m. on Wednesday.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 01st, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||6 fires 4-30 miles south of Rosebud, MT|
|Incident Commander||Stan Benes|
Ponderosa pine, sage brush, and grass.
Smoldering with heat holding in heavier fuels.
RED FLAG WARNING for Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hold and secure firelines, and continue to mop-up where firelines have been secured. Continue with rehab on all fires as needed.
In addition to residences and outbuildings lost, appoximately 220 cattle were killed, numerous vehicles, farm & ranch equipment, propane tanks, haystacks and personal property near structures was burned. Fire name, size, and percent containment: Chalky, 132,794 - 92%; Sweeney, 12,634 - 100%; Sand Creek, 19,497 - 100%; Juniper 4,021 - 100%; Big John, 918 - 100%; Beaver, 1,360 - 100%; East 197 - 100%; Mitchell 23 - 100%
|Wind Conditions||17 mph SW|