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Stateline Complex

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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Incident Contact

Public Information
Phone: 208-557-8813
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F

Highlighted Activity

10/14/2021 St Joe River Rd closure still in place
The Stateline Complex is 100% contained as of 10//8/21. This includes the largest fire within the complex, the Tumbledown Fire, that has impacted the St Joe River Rd. (Highway 50) east of Avery, ID...
News - 10/14/2021
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The Stateline Fire Complex is located Southwest of St. Regis, Montana. The lightning caused fires began July, 7, 2021 and burning in mixed conifer forest. Currently, the complex consists of 12 individual fires: Berge Peak, Broadax, Deception,  Dolly Creek, Fly, Fly Creek, Simmons-Leg, Simmons Ridge, Simmons Ridge, Swimming Bear, Tumbledown, and Wampus Creek. Tumbledown and Dolly Creek Fires are currently the two largest included in the complex.

Know Before You Go: The Stateline Complex and incidents to the west and across the region are anticipated to persist into the coming weeks, resulting in area closures, visible smoke, decreased air quality, and impacts to travel and recreational activities. Local community members and visitors to the towns and recreation areas within and around the Idaho Panhandle National Forests are encouraged to stay informed of the fire activity within and around the Stateline Complex. See Idaho Fire Map for more information.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginWednesday July 07th, 2021 approx. 08:42 AM
LocationE of Avery, Idaho
Incident CommanderSt Joe Ranger District
Coordinates47.128 latitude, -115.354 longitude

Current Situation

Size13,199 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateSunday October 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Closed Timber Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Light Logging Slash

Vegetation types consists of sub-alpine fir in higher elevations with a transition down to pine, mixed conifer, and brush in lower elevations. Fuels consist of thick, continuous canopy cover with brush and heavy dead and down component. Previous fire footprints have heavy dead and down fuels.

Significant Events

Fires within the Stateline complex (including Tumbledown) are 100% contained as of 10/8/21.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Suppression repair continues.

This entails returning fireline that is no longer needed for containment to a state that will minimize hydrologic damage, invasive species introduction, etc.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

As fall precipitation continues, including winter weather at higher elevations, district personnel will be watching for slick roads, slides and washouts.