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Wildfire south of Red Lodge has burned more than 20,000 acres

Robertson Draw Fire south of Red Lodge
Posted at 10:38 AM, Jun 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-16 14:52:54-04

The Robertson Draw Fire south of Red Lodge grew to more than 20,000 acres overnight. Located 12 miles south of Red Lodge, the fire was reported on Sunday, June 13th.

At this point, there are no reports of any injuries. There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

On Tuesday the U.S. Forest Service said there are about 80 firefighters working to suppress the fire. Resources include handcrews, engines, helicopters, a rappel crew, and support personnel. Air tankers are supporting the incident.

As of Tuesday, a Type 3 incident command was managing the fire, but authorities said a Type 2 management team has been ordered.

The fire has been burning along the east side of Line Creak Plateau and has moved around Mount Maurice.

Evacuation Orders:

  • Area south of Highway 308 from Red Lodge to Highway 72, east of 72 to the Wyoming border. This excludes the town of Bearcreek and Belfry.
  • The area west of Meeteetse Trail Road, and the east side of Highway 212 from Meeteetse Trail Road to Westminster Spires Church Camp.
  • USDA Forest Service Recreation Residences in Corral Creek, Spring Creek, Snow Creek, and Sheep Creek.
  • All campgrounds, dispersed camping and trailheads from the Lake Fork north to Red Lodge including the dispersed camping area just west of the Lake Fork Road.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Town of Bearcreek

An Evacuation Order means that you should leave your home immediately. An evacuation warning is issued from the county sheriff and alerts people to be ready to go if needed. People with medical, functional, or other needs should consider evacuating if possible.

Robertson Draw Fire map

Closures: An area closure is in place for the area south of Highway 212, east to the area along the Beartooth Front and south to the Wyoming border. This does not include the campgrounds and homes along East Side Road. Line Creek Road is closed in Wyoming

Roads closed to the public – local access only allowed: Meeteetse Trail Road, Grove Creek Road, Robertson Draw Road.

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