Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
October 20, 2017 The Rice Ridge Fire is 100 percent contained and fire line repair work by heavy equipment has been completed. Road grading on Forest Service Road #477 (Cottonwood Lakes Road) and Forest Service Road #89 has also been completed. Other post-fire work may continue as needed but suppression repair work has been completed for the season. Questions related to the fire should be directed to the Seeley Lake Ranger District at 406 677-2233.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday July 24th, 2017 approx. 04:30 PM|
|Location||North and east of Seeley Lake MT.|
|Incident Commander||Heather Martens|
|Coordinates||47.268 latitude, -113.485 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 15th, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber (litter and understory) and Brush
Minimal fire behavior with smoldering
Operations include mop-up, back-hauling of equipment, and fire suppression repair with heavy equipment.
|Projected Incident Activity|
No fire spread expected. Weather will be clear and warm allowing suppression repair to continue.
209s will be completed weekly.
Dry weather the last two days has allowed suppression repair to begin again. A very windy and wet cold front will pass over this weekend which may pause suppression rehab.