Blue Bay Fire acreage remains 490 acres; containment is 80 percent. Aircraft continue to play a critical role in firefighting efforts due to steep and inaccessible terrain. Helicopters continue dropping water to cool hot spots, and slow the fire’s growth and provide safer conditions for firefighters constructing fireline. Firefighters will continue to burn out unburned pockets of vegetation as necessary to secure the fire edge. A BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) Team is examining the fire area and developing a plan for how to mitigate the potential negative after-effects of wildland fires.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday August 10th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||10 air miles northeast of Polson, MT|
|Coordinates||47.832 latitude, -114.006 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||80%|
Timber (grass, litter, and understory), and closed timber litter.
Minimal fire behavior. Single tree torching, creeping, and smoldering observed.
Work hot spots near lines and interior.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Firefighters will continue to secure firelines. Human exposure to falling snags and trees in burned areas will be minimized.
Homes and other outbuildings are approximately 1/2 mile from the fire and are not immediately threatened.
Concerned citizens are encouraged to understand Ready.Set.Go measures and to work with the Lake County Disaster Emergency Services to prepare for and learn about evacuation notices.
Hot and dry weather in the forecast.