RED LODGE FIRE: Robertson Draw Fire Now 21,000 Acres [Wednesday]
The wildfire burning south of Red Lodge, Montana is being called the Robertson Draw fire and as of Wednesday at 1pm is over 21,000 acres.
The fire is burning near Clark, Wyoming and there are multiple evacuations and evacuation warnings in effect for the area. The number one priority of authorities is the safety of human life at this time.
The cause of this wildfire is under investigation and it started on June 13th, 2021. Containment is 0% at this time.
Here is the current information on evacuations:
- A shelter has been set up at the Red Lodge Community Church at 308 S. Broadway. Small pets ok (restrained). Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Veteran Memorial Civic Center in Red Lodge at 215 14th St. West.
- Area south of Highway 308 from Red Lodge to Highway 72, west of Highway 72 to the Wyoming border. Excluding the towns of Bearcreek and Belfry.
- The area east 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 Warning: Town of Bearcreek
According to a press release from U.S. Senator Daines' office on Wednesday morning, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to help the State of Montana with the firefighting costs for the Robertson Draw Fire that is currently burning in Carbon County.
Public Meeting: Virtual and in-person public meeting is planned for tonight, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. (MDT) at Red Lodge High School Gym (800 Chambers Ave N. Red Lodge, MT). The meeting will be live streamed on the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s Facebook page at CusterGallatinNationalForest.