Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923
Eureka Ranger Station
Hours: M-F 8-4:30
The Sutton fire held at 108 acres and is 95% contained. The official closure order for the area, roads, and trails in the vicinity of the fire has been terminated and the area is now open. Please use caution if in the area as it is a burned area that may contain potential hazards including loose rocks, falling trees and limbs, flash flooding and debris flows. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 14th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||13 miles Southeast of Eureka, Mt.|
|Incident Commander||ICT4 West|
|Coordinates||48.675 latitude, -115.16 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday October 15th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM|
Timber (litter and understory)
Minimal fire behavior with some creeping and smoldering
Continue to secure perimeter, grid for spot fires to the north of the main fire. Keep north and west flanks from progressing past control lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire may move to the south due to inaccessible steep, rocky terrain and outflow winds with thunderstorms.
Crews/resources working in steep, rugged, remote terrain.
Western Montana forests can expect thunderstorms daily through most of the week followed by warmer and drier weather towards the end of the week.