UPDATE 1 – JULY 13, 2021 – 2215 HOURS PT
The BURNT PEAK FIRE was ignited by lightning on the morning of July 7th and detected later at an unknown exact time.
It is located about nine miles southwest of Troy and Keeler Rattle drainage and southwest of Burnt Peak, Montana. The fire is burning on the Three Rivers Ranger District on the Kootenai National Forest.
There are about 101 fire personnel assigned under Management of Erickson and Trainee, Farmer.
The fire has burned about 990 acres of timber litter and understory. Containment is ten-percent.
Fire behavior is active with flanking, group torching, short-range spotting and uphill runs. It is currently said to be about two miles away from nearby homes, prompting future potential evacuation orders.
More of the same isolated and scattered showers with thunderstorms are due to impact the area this evening. Concerns of lightning and breezy winds will be the most primary threats to the already fire-prone areas.
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* North Fork Keeler area
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