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Burdette Fire

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Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Missoula, MT 59804

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Burdette Fire Fact Sheet 8/5/17

Burdette Fire Wildfire
News – 8/5/2017


Burdette Fire

Lolo National Forest

For Immediate Release Fire Information: 1-406-822-9084

August 5, 2017 9:00 am Office hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Incident: Lightening caused, reported on July 16, 2017 at approx. 3:53pm

Location: 13 miles southeast of Tarkio, Montana

Jurisdiction: US Forest Service

Cooperating Agencies: Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Mineral County DES, Montana DNRC, Mineral County Commissioners

Incident Commander: Shawn Pearson, Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team (IMT)

Current Size: 645 acres, as per Infrared Mapping early this morning
Containment: 50%

Strategy: Full Suppression
Structures Threatened: 0

Yesterday’s Activity: Hand crews made great progress building new line across the eastern flank of the fire. Firefighters searched for pockets of heat to extinguish while continuing to reinforce previously constructed lines. Containment lines increased by 5%. While air attack was at the ready, it was not needed during yesterday’s operational period.

Current Resources:The number of firefighters is 81. Resources assigned include: 2 hotshot crews, 1 twenty person hand crew, 1 fire use module, and local district assistance.

Planned Actions: Winds will be 7-10 mph out of the east/northeast. Crews on the fire’s north edge will work to join up with crews working from the southeast edge fire over the next several days. Within a couple of days, the crews will complete line around the entire fire. Firefighters will be supported by air attack with bucket drops as needed.

This will be the last fact sheet released from Shawn Pearson’s Northern Rockies Type II Incident Management Team, Doug Turman’s Rocky Moutnain Type I Incident Management Team will take over management of the fire starting 6:00 am Sunday August 6, 2017.

Special Messages/Closures:

  • Community Fire Information Meeting TONIGHT at Lozeau Lodge at 7:00 pm

  • Smoke may reduce visibility, drive with caution

  • Gmail account:

  • For fire information:

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