(Dubois, Wyo.) - It has been exactly two weeks since the Lava Mountain Fire was discovered in the Shoshone National Forest. Currently 492 firefighters are battling the fire that started approximately 20 miles northwest of Dubois. According to the National Interagency Coordination Center Incident Management Situation Report
released today (July 25) at 5:30 a.m., the Cost to Date (CTD) of the Lava
Mountain Fire is $4.3 million dollars.
The cost includes the personnel, as well as the air and ground resources.
The Lava Mountain Fire is currently 5,488 acres and is utilizing 7
helicopters, 2 water tenders, 1 dozer, 29 engines and 1 skidgen.
The Western Montana Incident Management Team reports that the Lava Mountain
Fire will be switching to a Type 1 Team this evening. "Due to the
complexity of the fire at this stage, including the number of personnel and
resources, value at risk such as private structures, and fire activity both
to-date and predicated, we are bringing in a team with the highest level of
qualifications for fire team," explained Kristie Salzmann, Public Affairs
Officers for the Shoshone National Forest.
Get the most up-to-date information via the InciWeb website.
*Feature photo: All photos: h/t US Forest Service, Shoshone National Forest
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