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


State Creek fire over 3,000 acres


September 16, 2020

The State Creek Fire near Whitehall is currently at 3,140 acres. Officials are reporting they are at 50 percent completion of their objectives for the lighting caused fire that was detected on August 29.

On Monday crews were working to hold and improve the existing fire perimeter and prep work was implemented to stop any fire progression to the south.

There are currently a total of 160 personnel on the fire 16 miles northeast of Whitehall that include 2 medium helicopters, 1 Water Tender, 1 Skidgen, 6 Type 6 Engines, 1 Smoke Jumper Module (7 person), 1 Rappler Module (4 person) 1 Type 1 Cr...

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