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Unit Information

Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923

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Incident Contact

Shawn Ray-Delmas
Phone: 406-291-3150

 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.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 15th, 2021 approx. 06:30 PM
Location2 Miles NW of Troy, Mt.
Incident CommanderBothman
Incident DescriptionSuppression
Coordinates48.484 latitude, -115.94 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel43
Size86 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday July 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal smoldering


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A push of monsoonal moisture is entering the region from the south bringing a chance for thunderstorms this afternoon and in to the evening.