The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Crews continue to battle fire near Whitehall


August 28, 2019

Smoke from the McClusky feels the air near Delmoe Lake. Courtesy photo

Fire crews are continuing to battle the McClusky fire that was caused by lighting August 16 three miles northeast of Delmoe Lake and 13 miles northwest of Whitehall.

As of press deadline, the fire is at 112 acres and 51 percent of indirect suppression actions have been completed.

Crews have completed incident objectives constructing indirect line utilizing old road, trail systems, and natural barriers, providing a location where firefighters can safely engage the fire, if needed, with a high probability of success. The fire is currently reported at 51 percent complete. Containment is a pe...

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