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Burnt Peak 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

Three Rivers Ranger District
Phone: 406-295-4693
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm

August 20, 2021 Daily Update for Burnt Peak Fire

Burnt Peak Fire Wildfire
News – 8/20/2021

Daily Update for Burnt Peak Fires

4066 Acres
29 percent contained

Weather – Heavy rains fell over the fire areas last night, accompanied by lightning. Today, partly cloudy skies will transition into mostly cloudy as scattered showers move into the area after noon. Temperatures will only reach the upper 60s today. Additional moisture and lower temperatures are expected tonight and into this weekend.
 

Work will continue on roads as alternate containment lines in the West Fork Keeler Creek drainage. Equipment will be moved to the Keeler-Rattle Road to begin work on a shaded fuel break. Resources will work on improving or maintaining conditions along Callahan Creek Road. They will also be scouting for routes between Callahan Creek Road and the fire’s northern edge where hand line could be built if crews become available in the coming days and weeks. Work continues in the North Fork Keeler Creek drainage as forces continue to improve roads up to Goat Mountain. Heavy equipment work with feller bunchers, masticators, skidders, etc. will continue on shaded fuel breaks along the 4576 Road in Surprise Draw.

Evacuations - Residents in North Fork Keeler Creek are on pre-evacuation notice.

Closures- The Three Rivers Ranger District has several areas, roads, and trails closed or restricted for public safety due to fire management activities related to the Burnt Peak and South Yaak fires.  Closure orders and maps may be viewed  on the Kootenai National Forest web page https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kootenai/alerts-notices.

Daily COVID screening measures are in place in fire camp to continue protecting firefighters and the local communities. 

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