Davis fire grows to nearly 6,500 acres near Yaak

Posted at 10:59 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 12:59:19-04

LIBBY – The Davis Fire burning in northwest Montana has grown to nearly 6,600 acres and is 17% contained.

The fire area received approximately 0.38” of precipitation during the afternoon and evening on Monday which fire managers say helped to calm the blaze.

Fire crews continued cleaning up existing fuels and slash along the contingency line and shaded fuel break, adjacent to FSR 5886.

Fire growth is again expected to be minimal on Tuesday.

The Northwest Peak Lookout, Garver Mountain Lookout, a whitebark pine protection area and a SNOTEL site could be threatened should the fire spread.

There are 210 people assigned to the Davis fire which was sparked by lightning on July 29th and is burning 10 miles northwest of Yaak.

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions remain in effect for Lincoln County.