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Burdette Fire

Unit Information

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

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Daily Update, Monday, August 7

Burdette Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 8/7/2017

Incident Objectives: The Burdette fire is a full suppression fire with a confine/contain strategy. Firefighter and public safety is the first priority for suppression activities. High value resources and assets will be identified within the planning area for long term management of the fire. Tactics include direct and indirect line construction and point/zone protection strategies.

Yesterday: Crews made progress in securing the perimeter of the fire. They worked to construct direct handline on the east side of the fire to prevent fire spread into Petty Creek. Helicopters provided support by cooling off hot spots.

Today: Crews will check and suppress fire progression utilizing helicopter bucket support as needed. Continue construction of indirect line along the ridge to the north and east from the north side of the fire. They will monitor and patrol constructed handline and scout for contingency line on the northern area of the fire.

Weather: Warm and dry conditions today with minimum relative humidity dropping into the upper teens during the afternoon. Light east to southeast winds will shift to the north and northeast this afternoon. Humidity recovery will be fair Monday night as winds shift downslope.

Evacuations: None

Closures: None

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): A TFR encompasses the area over both fires. For more information