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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

Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/11/2021 Update Released: 8/11/2021
   Great Basin Incident Management Team #5 will assume command of both the Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires tomorrow, August 12, 2021 at 6am. There is no change in acres because an infrared flight...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/10/2021 Update Released: 8/10/2021
Today will see increased winds out of the west, with gusts up to 20 mph. Temperatures are expected to climb back above normal with the valleys approaching the triple digits later in the week....
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/9/2021 Update Released: 8/9/2021
  Weather — Sunday was a cool and damp day around the incident with scattered showers and a couple rumbles of thunder nearby. Showers wrapped up Sunday night and temperatures plummeted as the...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/8/2021 Update Released: 8/8/2021
 Weather — Cooler temperatures and a threat of showers and thunderstorms is expected Sunday afternoon and evening. Winds of 14-16 mph are expected on ridgetops.  Winds will decrease as the system...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/7/2021 Update Released: 8/7/2021
Gusty winds return both Saturday and Sunday. Chances for rain are on the rise starting Saturday night and persisting through Sunday night. Many locations are expected to see a wetting rain through...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/6/2021 Update Released: 8/6/2021
Isolated, light showers are expected to continue through midday today before being ushered east by the cold front. This front will bring wind gusts of 25-30 mph on the higher elevations with slightly...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/5/2021 Update Released: 8/5/2021
Warm and dry conditions will persist today and fire managers expect more active fire behavior by afternoon. A storm system forecast for west central Montana could reach as far north as the Kootenai...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/4/2021 Update Released: 8/4/2021
  There is no change in acres because an infrared flight was not available last night to measure the active fire perimeter. There has been continuous radiant heat over both fires over the past...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/3/2021 Update Released: 8/3/2021
Yesterday evening, over 100 people attended or watched a live broadcast of a public meeting held at the Three Rivers Ranger District in Troy. Fire managers and cooperating agencies provided an update...
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires 8/2/2021 Update Released: 8/2/2021
Weather – Last night brought 0.1 inches of wetting rain but only to the northeast corner of the South Yaak fire. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in both fire areas will remain...