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Brewster 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This incident is no longer being updated.

A steep ridgetop and mountain slope. The near side is grassy with scattered trees and the top has been burned black and is smoking. The far side of the ridge is treed and forested mountains stretch to the horizon.Image options: [ Full Size ]

·Last update will be July 16, 2021 unless increased fire activity occurs·

The Brewster Fire is located 8 miles south of I-90, east of Rock Creek and four miles up the Brewster Creek drainage on the Missoula Ranger District. It is burning in steep and rugged terrain. 

A small module of firefighters from the Missoula Ranger District is staffing the fire.

Information boards have been set up in Rock Creek but will not be updated after July 16 unless increased fire activity occurs.

Visit Brewster Fire Closures for current closure information. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 08th, 2021 approx. 08:45 AM
Location4 miles east up the Brewster Creek Drainage, East of Rock Creek, 8 Miles south of I-90 on the Missoula Ranger District in Granite County.
Incident CommanderType 5 Incident, Missoula Ranger District
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates46.612 latitude, -113.574 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size156 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Fuels Involved

grass, shrub, heavy timber


Planned Actions

The fire will transition 7/16/21 from a Type 4 to a Type 5 incident. Firefighters will continue to patrol the fireline, checking on smoke within the fire perimeter, and mitigating any potential rollout that could occur from interior burning. The Missoula Ranger District will provide active patrol on the fire until it is fully controlled.