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Burnt Peak Fire

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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

September 5, 2021 Burnt Peak & South Yaak Fires Daily Update

Burnt Peak Fire Wildfire
News – 9/5/2021

Containment for the South Yaak Fire increased from 74% to 77% as fire has slowly made its way to previously constructed handline. The perimeter of the South Yaak Fire measures 30 miles, with 22 miles of containment line. The Burnt Peak Fire perimeter is 22 miles, with 9 miles of containment line. Area, road and trail closures remain in place for your safety while heavy equipment completes road repairs.

Current and Planned Activity

Firefighters along with heavy equipment operators continue with suppression repair. On the Burnt Peak Fire, crews are working on clearing ditches and culverts of debris, processing logs, and repairing roads near Goat Mountain . Crews on the South Yaak are constructing water bars on handlines along Arbo Creek Trail while road graders and dozers repair the Kilbrennan Lake and 17 Mile roads. Work continues South Yaak to secure, monitor and patrol areas of heat along handlines. Fire fighting resources are assisting a local Forest Service unit on initial and ongoing attack of a fire in the Three Rivers Ranger District.

Weather:Monday winds increase around the region with gusts of around 25 mph possible on the high ridges and more wind-prone valleys. Temperatures for the next few days remain above normal with the valleys near 90 by Tuesday. 

Closures: Please remember, the USFS Three Rivers Ranger District has several area, road, and trail closures 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 webpage at https://www.fs.usda.gov/kootenai

COVID-19: Daily screening, masking, and social distancing protocols are in place at the Incident Command Post.

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