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Sutton Fire

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Unit Information

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

Incident Contacts

Eureka Ranger Station
Phone: 406-296-2536
Hours: M-F 8-4:30

 The Sutton fire held at 108 acres and is 95% contained. The official closure order for the area, roads, and trails in the vicinity of the fire has been terminated and the area is now open. Please use caution if in the area as it is a burned area that may contain potential hazards including loose rocks, falling trees and limbs, flash flooding and debris flows. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.

Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 08/26/2022 - 08:49
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning
Date of Origin
Location 13 miles Southeast of Eureka, Mt.
Incident Commander ICT4 West
Coordinates 48° 40' 29'' Latitude
-115° 9'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 54
Size 108 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 95%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-10-15 00:00:00
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with some creeping and smoldering

Planned Actions

Continue to secure perimeter, grid for spot fires to the north of the main fire. Keep north and west flanks from progressing past control lines.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire may move to the south due to inaccessible steep, rocky terrain and outflow winds with thunderstorms.


Crews/resources working in steep, rugged, remote terrain.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

Western Montana forests can expect thunderstorms daily through most of the week followed by warmer and drier weather towards the end of the week.

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