Fire Information Links

Fire Information 

InciWeb: Incident Information System
Large fire activity updates with maps, fire information and pictures.Wildland Firefighter conducting a prescribed burn on the West Fork Rock Creek in a slow pattern

Fire Detection Maps
Active fire detections, satellite imagery and other relevant data for the US and Canada in an interactive fire map.

Fire Restrictions For Montana
Information on burn bans and fire restrictions across Montana and the US. Always check with individual land management agencies before you go out, too!

National Interagency Fire Center
NIFC Fire News and Information

Northern Rockies Coordination Center
The interagency center for coordination of resources in the Northern Rockies area.

Geographic Area Coordination Center
The GACC Index is a springboard to all of the Geographic Area web sites.

The National Incident Management Report (pdf)
An overview of fire activity in the nation. The Situational, or SIT Report, is a regularly-updated product of the National Interagency Coordination Center that is a summary of the wildfire situation across the Unites States, including all fires, new fires, and resources committed.

Wildland Fire Management in the National Forests

Fire Weather and Forecasts

NOAA: Fire Weather Forecast for South-Central and South-Eastern Montana
National Weather Service Fire Weather Planning Forecast

NOAA: Billings Fire Weather Zones
Map of Fire Weather Zones from the Billings Weather Forecast Office

NOAA: Smoke Plume Detection
Hazard Mapping System and Smoke Map showing fires and smoke drift across North America.

NOAA: National Fire Weather Map
This interactive map and related products shows an overlay of fire weather hazards (such as red flag warnings), a fire weather forecast map, the Storm Prediction Center's Fire Weather Outlook, as well as the latest wildland fire outlook and more.

Fire Outlook and Predictive Services

Northern Region Coordination Center: Predictive Services Outlooks
Fire Potential Outlooks, daily and future, as well as fire behavior outlooks and advisories.

Pocket Cards

ERC Graphs
Energy Release Component Graph showing the measurements of moisture content in fuels and comparisons to previous years and average readings.

Fuels and Fire Danger Index and Information from Northern Region Coordinating Center

Fire Dispatch Centers

Billings Interagency Dispatch Center 
Interagency dispatch center for south-central and eastern Montana area.

Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center
Interagency dispatch center for eastern Montana area.