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Bull Gin Complex

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31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923 
Libby, 
59923 
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923 
Libby, 
59923 

Incident Contacts

Public Information
Email: 2022.bullgin@firenet.gov
Phone: 406-426-9644
Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (7 days a week)

Highlighted Activity

Total Acreage: 4,279Completion: 36%   BREAKDOWN BY FIRE Government Fire: 2,785 acres Billiard Fire: 1,210 acres Isabella Lake Fire: 284 acres   TRANSITION: Management of the Bull Gin Complex will transition to the Kootenai National Forest as a type 4 incident on Sunday, 10/2 at 0700. This is the last formal update. Relevant information will continue to be released on InciWeb and the Kootenai… Read more
News - 2022-09-30

Today: 

Management of the Bull Gin Complex will transition to the Kootenai National Forest as a type 4 incident on Sunday, 10/2 at 0700. Today crews wrap up suppression repair work on the Government and Billiard Fires. The fire continues to slowly creep and smolder through dried fuels, containment lines are in place. Firefighters continue point protection of structures and fire progression monitoring. Road and trail closures for the Isabella Lake Fire are lifted as of 0800 Friday, 9/30. Road and trail closures for the Government and Billiard Fires will be lifted at 0800 Monday, 10/3.



Public Resources:  

·         Daily Fire Updates can be accessed here or through the News tab in the blue bar located in the upper portion of this page. 

·         A variety of maps are added daily to the Maps section in the blue bar in the upper portion of this page, or via this direct link. 

·         Public meetings may occur in the coming days. Announcements for additional public meetings are posted on Bull Gin Fire Inciweb home page and on the Kootenai National Forest Facebook page

 

Fire History: 


The Bull Gin Complex is comprised of three wildland fires including the Government Fire, the Billiard Fire, and the Isabella Lake Fire. These fires were the result of the lightning storm activity on August 31, 2022. On September 2, the fires were combined into the Bull Gin Complex. 

Basic Information
Current as of Sun, 10/02/2022 - 04:32
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin
Location 2 Miles NE of Heron, Mt.
Incident Commander Type 3 - Jess Register
Incident Description Wildfire
Coordinates 48° 5' 13'' Latitude
-115° 49'
32
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 80
Size 4,281 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 44%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-10-31 18:00:00
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Fire behavior observed: Minimal smoldering.

The moisture from recent rains has cooled and wetted available fuels. Primary carriers of heat are heavy fuels, like downed logs, that remained dry under thick canopy.

Outlook
Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours: Minimal fire activity due recent weather and high relative humidity overnight.

24 Hours: Minimal fire activity due recent weather and high relative humidity overnight.

48 Hours: Minimal fire activity due recent weather and high relative humidity overnight.

Remarks

Government Fire 2,786 acres; 26% completed

Billiard Fire 1,211 acres; 45% completed

Isabella Lake Fire 284 acres; 90% completed