Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Ruby
FIRE
86.0
acres
3.4 mi
WNW of Troy, MT
85%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
28 mins, 26 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-NWCG-7698
Fire Start:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:30 PM MDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 22 hours ago

Incident Photo for the Ruby Fire

 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.  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Thursday, July 15, 2021 6:30 PM MDT
Location:
2 Miles NW of Troy, Mt.
Incident Commander:
Bothman
Incident Description:
Suppression
Coordinates:
48.484, -115.94

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
33
Size (Acres):
86
Containment:
85%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday, July 23, 2021 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved:
Timber
Significant Events:
Minimal smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue mop up operations.
Projected Incident Activity:
Crews will continue to mop up the fire along with securing further into the interior.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Dry and windy conditions will spread over the area this afternoon and evening. Expect gusty westerly winds up to 20-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph possible.

Incident Contact

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