Robertson Draw Fire North of Clark Explodes: 21 Structures Lost
June 16, 2021
Source: Cody Enterprise
Approximate impacted areas:
– Belfry (Carbon County,59008)
– Red Lodge (Carbon County, 59068)
NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
The Robertson Draw Fire north of Clark has expanded to 21,000 acres.
The Custer Gallatin National Forest initially reported the fire on Sunday afternoon, burning eight miles north of Clark and less than one mile inside the Montana border on the eastern face of the Beartooth Range.
Carbon County, Mont. Sheriff Josh McQuillan reported during a public informational meeting Wednesday night that eight major structures and 13 secondary structures or outbuildings were lost in the fire.
On Wednesday morning, Custer Gallatin reported the fire had grown to 21,000 acres and more fire crews and aircraft were responding to the blaze. There are now 200 personnel working on the fire that is occupying nearly 33 square miles.
“Firefighter and public safety are the top priority,” the incident briefing reads. “Efforts will be focused to protect resources at risk including assessing and implementing structure protection needs, implementing back burning efforts and continuing building fireline.”
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