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Sterling Complex

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

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·Be advised suppression repair is still taking place on the Ten Mile/Sterling Complex. Heavy equipment and water tenders will still be operating in this area. Interior smokes will be visible to thru traffic. Firewood cutting is NOT permitted from the log decks as they will be advertised, bid upon and sold. Firewood opportunity will be available POST SALE.

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

Size1,405 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

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

Significant Events

The fire is being managed at the district level. The Sterling Complex is fully contained. Fire personnel will continue to complete the needed rehab work followed by road repairs.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Fire personnel will continue to complete the needed rehab work, followed by road repairs identified by the resource advisor.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire personnel will continue to complete the needed rehab work, followed by road repairs.

Remarks

The Ten Mile Fire & Sterling Fire Complex Closure Order D01-090-S-18 for NFS lands, roads, and trails in the vicinity of the Ten Mile & Sterling Fires has now been terminated and there are no longer any closure orders for the area.

*Be advised suppression repair is still taking place on the Ten Mile/Sterling Complex. Heavy equipment and water tenders will still be operating in this area. Interior smokes will be visible to thru traffic.*

***Firewood cutting is NOT permitted from the log decks as they will be advertised, bid upon and sold. Firewood opportunity will be available POST SALE***

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