Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923
The Ruby Fire was detected on July 15, 2021 at 6:40 p.m. It is burning in timbered, steep terrain approximately 2 miles Northwest of Troy, Montana. Initially the fire was reported at approximately 3 acres displaying 1-4 foot flame lengths, isolated and group torching with moderate fire behavior creating a high potential for spread. Fire personnel continue to be on scene. Smoke may be visible from the community of Troy.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday July 15th, 2021 approx. 06:30 PM|
|Location||2 Miles NW of Troy, Mt.|
|Coordinates||48.484 latitude, -115.94 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday July 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Continue mop up operations. Working further into the interior.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Crews will continue mopping up on the perimeter of the fire. Progressing at least 2 chains into the interior.
A push of monsoonal moisture is entering the region from the south bringing a chance for thunderstorms this afternoon and in to the evening.