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Burdette Fire

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95% Containment
Updated GIS analysis has established 95% containment of the Burdette Fire as of 6 pm September more

INCIDENT UPDATED 9/8/2017

Approximate Location

46.866 latitude, -114.624 longitude

Incident Overview

Map showing extent of Sunrise Burdette Fires as of  August 31, 2017

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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 CommanderKen Parks IC

Current Situation

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

Closed Timber Litter

A few smokes remain on the northeast corner of the fire only.

Significant Events

Northeast portion of the fire contains a little heat, only a few smokes visible. Fire is smoldering and in heavy downed fuels. Fire movement is more dependent upon available fuels. Fuel loading varies across the landscape. Primarily a surface fire burning in downed fuels.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor with air resources.

Remarks

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

Unit Information

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Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
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