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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

News Releases — Burnt Peak Fire

2021-8-30 Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires Released: 8/30/2021
Current and Planned Activity Burnt Peak Fire Heavy equipment will hold and improve roads east of the fire as well as work on primary containment lines northeast of the fire to the top of Goat...
2021-8-29 Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires Released: 8/29/2021
Current and Planned Activity Burnt Peak Fire Heavy equipment will continue to improve the road along Keeler-Rattle Road. Additional heavy equipment will hold and improve roads east of the fire and...
2021-8-28 Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires Released: 8/28/2021
Current and Planned Activity Burnt Peak Fire Heavy equipment will continue to improve the road along Keeler-Rattle Road. Additional heavy equipment will hold and improve roads east of the fire and...
2021-8-27 Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires Released: 8/27/2021
Current and Planned Activity Burnt Peak Fire Heavy equipment will continue to improve the road along Keeler-Rattle Road. Excavators are continuing to repair a dozer line in Benning Creek. Masticators...
2021-8-26 Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires Released: 8/26/2021
Current and Planned Activity Burnt Peak Fire Final cleanup work will continue today along Keeler-Rattle Road in the Halverson drainage. Excavators are continuing to repair dozer line in Benning...
August 25 Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires Daily Update Released: 8/25/2021
 The Burnt Peak and South Yaak fires will be managed by the Kootenai National Forest until Northern Rockies IMT 7 arrives in a few days. Weather –Warming temperatures and lighter winds with...
August 24 Update for Burnt Peak Fire Released: 8/24/2021
August 24, 2021 Daily Update 4,066 acres29% Contained   These fires will transition from Great Basin Incident Management Team 5 to local oversight on Wednesday, August 25th, until another IMT...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/23/21 Update Released: 8/23/2021
Weather – Conditions are expected to be cool, with highs in the mid-60s. Possible chance of thundershowers in the afternoon.  A warming and drying trend should begin Tuesday.  It will take about...
August 22, 2021 Daily Update for Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires Released: 8/22/2021
August 22, 2021 Daily Update   4,066 Acres 29% Containment   Pre-evacuation-The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the pre-evacuation status for residents in and around both of the fire...
August 21, 2021 Daily Update for Burnt Peak Fire Released: 8/21/2021
August 21, 2021 Daily Update12,522 Acres 51 percent containment  Weather – Cloudy skies with showers likely, along with one or two thunderstorms.  Temperatures will likely only reach the lower...