Wildfire Incident Information
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95% contained
Fire Status
Last Updated
28 mins, 48 secs ago
Fire Start
Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:00 PM MDT
Incident #
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Sutton Fire

The Sutton fire held at 108 acres and is 95% contained. The official closure order for the area, roads, and trails in the vicinity of the fire has been terminated and the area is now open. Please use caution if in the area as it is a burned area that may contain potential hazards including loose rocks, falling trees and limbs, flash flooding and debris flows. Portions of the trail may be damaged or blocked with debris.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
13 miles Southeast of Eureka, Mt.
Incident Commander
ICT4 West
48.675, -115.16

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Estimated Containment
Saturday, October 15, 2022 12:00 AM MDT
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory)
Significant Events
Minimal fire behavior with some creeping and smoldering

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Continue to secure perimeter, grid for spot fires to the north of the main fire. Keep north and west flanks from progressing past control lines.
Projected Incident Activity
Fire may move to the south due to inaccessible steep, rocky terrain and outflow winds with thunderstorms.
Crews/resources working in steep, rugged, remote terrain.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Western Montana forests can expect thunderstorms daily through most of the week followed by warmer and drier weather towards the end of the week.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Eureka Ranger Station
Phone: 406-296-2536
Hours: M-F 8-4:30
Fire Unit Information
Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923