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Sutton Fire

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

Eureka Ranger Station
Phone: 406-296-2536
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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday August 14th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Location13 miles Southeast of Eureka, Mt.
Incident CommanderICT4 West
Coordinates48.675 latitude, -115.16 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel54
Size108 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSaturday October 15th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory)

Significant Events

Minimal fire behavior with some creeping and smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

Crews/resources working in steep, rugged, remote terrain.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Western Montana forests can expect thunderstorms daily through most of the week followed by warmer and drier weather towards the end of the week.