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Burdette Fire

Unit Information

Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Montana
Missoula, MT 59804

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Map showing extent of Sunrise Burdette Fires as of  August 31, 2017Image options: [ Full Size ]

Updated GIS analysis shows 95% containment at 6 pm September 8.

The Sunrise Fire continues to smolder and creep in the Quartz creek and Fortysix creek drainage. The Sunrise Fire is being managed utilizing multiple containment strategies. The north, east and southeast portions of the fire are being fully suppressed and fire suppression damage repair is occurring. The southwest perimeter of the fire is being managed under a point protection strategy due to limited access and hazards to firefighter resources. The western edge of the fire is being managed under a confine strategy to keep fire within defined boundaries; snags, spotting threat and steep terrain pose a hazard to firefighter safety.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday July 16th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Location23 miles southwest of Superior, Montana
Incident CommanderErin O'Loughlin
Coordinates46.866 latitude, -114.624 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size655 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateMonday October 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Closed Timber Litter

Significant Events

minimal

Outlook

Remarks

Updated GIS analysis shows 95% containment at 6 pm September 8

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

none