Fire Crews Wrapping Up Work On Delphia Fire Near Roundup
The Delphia fire east of Roundup is now 95% contained after burning more than 40,000 acres. Crews will continue to patrol and mopup around the fire’s edge. A total of 21 outbuildings and non-residence structures were destroyed since the fire started last Friday. It’s believed to have been caused by lightning. Tomorrow morning management of the fire will transfer to DNRC Southern Land Office. A type 3 organization will remain to complete mop up and rehabilitation.
Meanwhile the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of south central and southeastern Montana, parts of northwest South Dakota, and parts of north central Wyoming from noon Friday through Saturday 9 p.m. for low humidity, warm temperatures, and increasing thunderstorm activity. Initially, thunderstorms will be dry, but may have some moisture Friday evening and Saturday. Wind gusts of 20 mph from the south southwest may occur. Delphia fire personnel will respond to initial attack needs in the vicinity of the fire and upon request farther from the fire. Temperatures will return to the low 90’s on Friday and Saturday. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 15 mph.