Hazards of Entering Burned Areas
The Lolo National Forest has experienced a busy fire season this summer. Some areas of the Forest contain burned areas of over several thousand acres. The Sunrise and Burdette Fires on the Superior.. more
Responsibility for management of the Sunrise and Burdette Fires has returned to Ranger Districts on the Lolo National Forest. This page will be updated as the fire situation requires. 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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday July 16th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||11 miles southeast of Superior, MT|
|Incident Commander||Scott Suko, ICT4|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday September 30th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (Litter and Understory) Closed Timber Litter
Brush (2 feet)
Minimal fire behavior observed. Fire received precipitation. Snow observed at upper elevations.
Continue to patrol, monitor, and back haul equipment and supplies.
|Projected Incident Activity||
12 hours: No anticipated fire movement.
24 hours: No anticipated fire movement.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Temperatures to return to seasonal values.
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West Trout Creek Road closure rescinded at 1200 hours Mountain Time 9/11/17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Quartz and McFarland Creek areas evacuation warning rescinded.
Last report until 9/28/2017 unless significant activity occurs.
Rain and snow anticipated followed by return to seasonal norms.