Sunrise Fire

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Sunrise Fire


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


Approximate Location

47.037 latitude, -114.879 longitude

Incident Overview

2017-9-12 Sunrise Fire Map

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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.

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

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
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 behavior observed. Fire received precipitation. Snow observed at upper elevations.


Planned Actions

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.

48 hours:

72 hours:

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West Trout Creek Road closure rescinded at 1200 hours Mountain Time 9/11/17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Quartz and McFarland Creek areas evacuation warning rescinded.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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Rain and snow anticipated followed by return to seasonal norms.

Unit Information

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

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Phone: 426-329-3802
Hours: M-Su 7am-9pm

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