Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Saturday, September 18, 2021 12:34:14 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-NWCG-7698
FWAC Incident ID
203141
Incident Name
Ruby Fire
Last Updated
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 7:05 AM MDT
(1 month ago)
Fire Reported
Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:30 PM MDT
(2 months ago)
State
Montana
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
3.4 miles WNW of Troy, MT
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

 The Ruby Fire was detected on July 15, 2021 at 6:40 p.m.  It is burning in timbered, steep terrain approximately 2 miles Northwest of Troy, Montana. Initially the  fire was reported at approximately 3 acres displaying 1-4 foot flame lengths,  isolated and group torching with moderate fire behavior creating a high potential for spread.  Fire personnel continue to be on scene.  Smoke may be visible from the community of Troy.  

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Unknown
Date of Origin
Thursday July 15th, 2021 approx. 06:30 PM
Location
2 Miles NW of Troy, Mt.
Incident Commander
Bothman
Incident Description
Suppression
Coordinates
48.484, -115.94
Total Personnel
43
Size (Acres)
86
Containment
95%
Estimated Containment Date
Saturday July 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory)
Significant Events
Minimal smoldering
Planned Actions
Continue mop up operations. Working further into the interior.
Projected Incident Activity
Crews will continue mopping up on the perimeter of the fire. Progressing at least 2 chains into the interior.
Weather Concerns
A push of monsoonal moisture is entering the region from the south bringing a chance for thunderstorms this afternoon and in to the evening.
Incident Contact
Shawn Ray-Delmas
Phone: 406-291-3150
Fire Unit Information
Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923
Incident Map

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