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Weasel Fire

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31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923 
Libby, 
59923 
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923 
Libby, 
59923 

Incident Contacts

Eureka Ranger Station
Phone: 406-296-2536
Hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1630

Highlighted Activity

 An area closure has been issued for the Weasel Fire.  Please see the attached closure order and map.  The closure  closes the 319 road to the Weasel Cabin, but the 114 road is open until August 22nd when the road will be closed for construction unrelated to the fire.  For more information on closures visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/flathead.
Closures - 2022-09-29

Even with the fall weather & minimal fire activity on the Weasel Fire, the work continues. Three falling modules, including two Forest Service and one contract module, and two excavators are working to mitigate hazards from fire weakened trees. A squad also removed the structure protection wrap from the Wam Lookout this week. The area, trail and road closure that was in place as been terminated and the area is now open. Please use caution if you are in the vicinity of the Weasel Fire. There is the possibility that some smoke or open flames may be visible and potential hazards including falling trees and limbs, loos rocks, and flash flooding.

A closure order is in effect for the Frozen Lake Road (NFS #114A and #114Y). The closure starts past the junction of NFS Road #700 and NFS #114Y and continues northeast to junction with NFS Road #114A. Road #114A is closed from the junction, which is at the Flathead and Kootenai Boundary, continuing to mile post 10.3.

For more information related to the Weasel Fire, please call the Eureka Ranger District at 406-296-2536. 

Basic Information
Current as of Thu, 09/08/2022 - 12:58
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/Natural
Date of Origin
Location 14 miles NE of Eureka, MT
Incident Commander ICT4 White/ICT4(T) Westlin
Incident Description Wildfire
Coordinates 48° 58' 36'' Latitude
-114° 44'
53
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 7
Size 2,450 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 40%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-09-30 00:00:00
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping, and single tree torching.

Outlook
Planned Actions

Point protection on values at risk as needed, post closure signs as needed and Identify Management Action Points, continue to monitor and re-asses.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hour: Ground fire will continue to smolder and creep; limited fire behavior.

24 Hour: Ground fire will continue to smolder and creep; limited fire behavior.

48 to 72 Hours: Ground fire will continue to smolder and creep; limited fire behavior.

Past 72 Hours: Ground fire will continue to smolder and creep; limited fire behavior.

Remarks

Acres by Jurisdiction:
USA: 2,450
Canada: 2,694
Total 5,144

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

A drier air mass will settle over the region and may cause more active fire behavior throughout the week. High Temperatures are expected throughout the week.