The Gold Hill Fire was detected on the evening of August 11, 2018, in the Kootenai National Forest, 13 miles north of Libby, Montana. It was started by lightning and is burning in timber litter and understory. The Mike Almas Northern Rockies Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire on September 10, 2018.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday August 11th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Noisy Creek drainage 13 miles north of Libby, Mt.|
|Incident Commander||Mike Almas' Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3|
|Coordinates||48.577 latitude, -115.526 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||45%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM|
The Gold Hill fire is burning in timber litter and understory
Minimal fire activity today with backing, smoldering and creeping.
Hand crews and engines will continue to be used for mop-up and patrol operations along Highway 68 and on the western and southern portions of the fire. In addition, crews will continue to back haul equipment. Suppression repair operations continue to take place around the fire area. Aviation resources will be utilized as needed for supporting holding operations, as well as for reconnaissance missions.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12-hours: Fire activity will be decreasing overnight to smoldering.
24-hours: Rates of spread will be low where the fire continues to back. Fire area will begin to dry out.
Mostly sunny skies with seasonable temperatures and humidity were observed across the fire area this afternoon. Low pressure systems will begin to influence the region through the remainder of the week and weekend with temperatures below normal and humidity above normal. There will be a chance of rain showers Through much of this period.