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Burdette Fire Fact Sheet 8/9/17

Incident: Burdette Fire Wildfire
Released: 8/9/2017

Burdette and Sunrise Fires Community Meeting Tonight, Wednesday, Lozeau Lodge at 7 pm

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: A 15-person fire module crew was the only resources assigned to the fire yesterday. This crew continued patrolling and securing the perimeter areas of the fire where mop-up operations have been occurring. Helicopters were available to provide support with water bucket drops on an as needed basis.

Today: Firefighters will continue mop-up and patrol operations along areas of constructed hand and equipment fire lines with support available utilizing helicopter water bucket drops. Construction of the indirect fire line along the ridge system on the north flank of the fire has curtailed temporarily and will continue when additional resources become available.

Weather: Warm, dry conditions will continue with a minimum relative humidity in the mid 20% range during the afternoon. Light northeast winds of 6-8 mph will prevail at the ridgetops with light upslope/upcanyon winds in the lower elevations. Some afternoon cumulus clouds may develop today with a chance of thunderstorms.

Evacuations: None

Closures: None

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): A TFR encompasses the area over both fires. For more information http://tfr.faa.gov/

Unit Information

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Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804

Incident Contact

9-Mile Ranger District
Email: Lolonffb@gmail.com
Phone: 406-626-5201
Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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