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Sunrise Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

The Lolo National Forest is managing the Sunrise and Burdette Fires. Inciweb will be updated when there are significant changes.
Sept. 27th: Firefighters are monitoring smoke in the Quartz Creek area and backhauling supplies out of the area. The closure remains in effect as crews continue rehabilitation and seeding bulldozed firelines.

The Forest Service reminds forest users to exercise caution when entering recently burned lands. Falling trees, unstable roads and hazards to foot travel will persist at least through the winter.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday July 16th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Location11 miles southeast of Superior, MT
Incident CommanderScott Suko, ICT4
Coordinates47.037 latitude, -114.879 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size26,310 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory) Closed Timber Litter

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity observed.


Planned Actions

Continue to patrol, monitor, and perform suppression repair.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: No anticipated fire movement.

24 hours: No anticipated fire movement.

48 hours:

72 hours:

Anticipated after 72 hours: Cooler temps and precipitation anticipated


An area closure remains in effect on the Lolo National Forest where fireline repairs are underway within the fire area.

West Trout Creek Road closure rescinded at 1200 hours Mountain Time 9/11/17

TFR removed 9/16/2017.

Quartz and McFarland Creek areas evacuation warning rescinded.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Seasonal norms followed by cold temperatures and possible precipitation.