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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

August 20, 2021 Daily Update for Burnt Peak Fire Released: 8/20/2021
Daily Update for Burnt Peak Fires4066 Acres29 percent contained Weather – Heavy rains fell over the fire areas last night, accompanied by lightning. Today, partly cloudy skies will transition into...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/19/21 Update Released: 8/19/2021
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kootenainf/ Weather – Warming temperatures continue into today, with expected highs in the low 80s across the valley and 70s mid-upper slopes. Light winds will...
Evening Update for Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires, Aug. 18, 2021 Released: 8/18/2021
Fire behavior on the Burnt Peak and South Yaak fires was minimal today due to widespread rainfall received Tuesday. Hand crews were able to work on direct line construction in the Prospect Creek/Arbo...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/18/21 Update Released: 8/18/2021
Weather – Ridgetop winds will push yesterday’s wet weather out of the area through mid-day.  Showers are expected to taper off to partly cloudy skies this evening.  Anticipate light winds,...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/17/21 Update Released: 8/17/2021
Weather – An upper low-pressure system pushing a cold front ahead of it arrived early this morning with light rain.  Expect temperatures in the low 70s with 50% relative humidity in the valleys...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/16/21 Update Released: 8/16/2021
 There will be a Community Meeting tonight from 6 to 7 pm at Roosevelt Park in Troy, under the pavilion near the fishpond.  The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook. Weather –...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/15/21 Update Released: 8/15/2021
There will be a Community Meeting on Monday, August 16, from 6 to 7 pm, at Roosevelt Park in Troy, under the pavilion near the fishpond.  The event will also be live streamed on Facebook.Weather -...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/14/21 Update Released: 8/14/2021
Weather - High temperatures and low humidity continue today, with winds increasing today and through the weekend. Smoke will likely increase due to fires in Washington and Oregon.  Fire growth is...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/13/21 Update Released: 8/13/2021
Weather – High temperatures and light winds are expected today, with winds shifting to southwesterly by afternoon. Smoke will persist in valley bottoms. Fire growth is expected Saturday with a...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/12/21 Update Released: 8/12/2021
Great Basin Incident Management Team #5 under Incident Commander Sam Hicks took command of both the Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires today at 6 a.m. Weather - A ridge of high pressure remains in...