To report a wildland fire
Call 1-877-569-FIRE (3473) or 406-233-2900
or DIAL 911
Year Round Fire Restrictions
The Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center (MCC) is an initial attack dispatch center for wildland fires. The MCC is located in Miles City, Montana, and dispatches for the following cooperating agencies: Bureau of Land Management--Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office; Miles City, South Dakota, and North Dakota Field Offices; Custer National Forest--Sioux and Ashland Ranger Districts; United States Fish & Wildlife Service--Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge and Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge; and Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation--Eastern Land Office and portions of the Northeastern Land Office and Southern Land Office. The MCC also provides dispatch support to the Bureau of Indian Affairs--Northern Cheyenne Agency.
The Eastern Montana Fire Zone (EMFZ) is divided into four wildland fire protection areas: Miles City, Jordan, Fort Howes, and Ekalaka/Camp Crook. Each area has fire station(s) and staff for effective initial attack suppression. The fire operations season peaks in late July/early August.
The Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center is staffed with the following BLM personnel: Center Manager, Assistant Center Manager, two career seasonal initial attack dispatchers, three to four seasonal dispatchers, and one DNRC-ELO dispatcher.