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Sterling Complex

Unit Information

Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923

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Incident Contact

Tenmile/Sterling Fire Information
Email: 2018.TenmileFire@firenet.gov
Phone: 406-283-7693
Hours: 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

09/18/2018 Final Update
Fire Information Line: (406) 283-7693 Hours: (7 am-5 pm)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kootenainf/InciWeb: Sterling Complex and Tenmilehttps://Inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6137Start Date: 08/12/18...
News - 09/18/2018
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The fire is being managed at the district level. The Sterling Complex was fully contained yesterday. Fire personnel will continue to patrol the perimeter, complete the needed rehab work followed by road repairs. This will be the last report for the suppression efforts on the Sterling Complex.

Closure Order is still in effect for the Sterling Fire for public and firefighter safety.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday August 12th, 2018 approx. 10:37 AM
Location18 Miles south of Eureka, MT. It is directly east of Lake Koocanusa, burning in Tenmile drainage.
Incident CommanderKootenai National Forest
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates48.619 latitude, -115.104 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel37
Size1,405 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday October 12th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Litter and Understory), brush (2 feet)

Significant Events

The fire is being managed at the district level. The Sterling Complex was fully contained yesterday. Fire personnel will continue to patrol the perimeter, complete the needed rehab work followed by road repairs. This will be the last report for the suppression efforts on the Sterling Complex.

Closure Order is still in effect for the Sterling Fire for public and firefighter safety.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire personnel will continue to patrol the perimeter, complete the needed rehab work, followed by road repairs. This will be the last report for the suppression efforts on the Sterling Complex.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire personnel will continue to patrol the perimeter, complete the needed rehab work, followed by road repairs. This will be the last report for the suppression efforts on the Sterling Complex.

Remarks

***Please respect the fire area closure***

For the sake of public and fire fighter safety, we ask that you wait until the closures have been lifted to return to the area.

People are asked not to move past the barricades and signs, for the sake of public and firefighter safety.

For more details, please go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kootenai/alerts-notices.

You can view current maps here on InciWeb, and you can go here

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kootenai/alerts-notices

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