Yogo Wildland Fire

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Wildland Fire in the Lewis & Clark Nat’l Forest (Little Belt Mtns) called Yogo Fire. Approximately 10 miles East of Neihart in Judith Basin County.
300 acres. Judith Basin Fire and SO, Cascade County Fire, SO, and SAR units on scene along with USFS, BLM, DNRC.
Air attack, several helos and air tankers working on fire. One MD-87 air tanker did 4 drops. Numerous air assets on order for tomorrow (Sunday).
Numerous residences in area notified of situation , lots of hunters in area.
123.725 am air attack
167.425 nfm air to ground
171.5 nfm Lewis and Clark Nat’l Forest repeater
154.77 nfm Cascade County Fire/SO
Air tankers were coming out of Billings, but Helena should be active tomorrow (Sunday) flying time will be a lot shorter.
updates as I hear them.
73, Rex
 

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Fire grew considerably last night now estimated at 743 acres.
Air assets on scene, working on assignments, several rotary wing, several SEATS, and heavy airtanker inbound.
 

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All of the air assets were pulled off fire around 1500 due to extreme winds, 40-50 mph.
Tomorrow should be very busy if the conditions are OK for flying.
Several SEATS came in early but too windy, larger air tankers on fire were:
41 BAE 146
105 & 107 MD-87
updates as I hear them
Rex
 

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Now estimated at 5,000 acres. Air attack up around 0900 and ordering up assets to start early and while winds a relatively light.
several rotary wing aircraft doing bucket drops.
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73, Rex
 

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After recon flight yesterday the acreage has decreased to 2,950 acres down from 5,000 acres.
Air attack up at 0900 today, requesting helos for bucket work this morning.
Red Flag conditions start today at 1200-2100, also forecasting Red Flag Warning tomorrow.
Add 125.7 am for rotary wing vhf freq.
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73, Rex
 

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Pretty slow today with helos doing lots of bucket work all around, hitting hot spots. More ground crews on site.
Been pretty windy the past 2 days. Smoke plume definitely smaller today than the past.
Reported as 3,000 acres.
Air tankers have been flying out of Billings to SE toward Broadus for new fire.
updates if I hear them.
73, Rex
 

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3,875 acres, helos been doing lots of bucket work past few days. Air tankers inbound to rebuild a retardant line.
This is day 4 of Red Flag warnings for this fire. Winds really pick up in afternoon. 170 some odd ground personnel on this fire.
Air tankers have been flying out of Billings and Helena.
updates as I hear them.
73, Rex
 

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Now at 4,483 acres, strong winds have really pushed the fire. Saturday/Sunday helos did lots of bucket work until winds got too
high and they got tired of being thrown around and went back to helo base.
Some rain has fallen on fire overnight. Pretty slow today, air to air and air to ground communication minimal.
Rain and snow forecast for the area.
73, Rex
 
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