Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3232 West Nursery Road
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 07th, 2021 approx. 08:42 AM|
|Location||E of Avery, Idaho|
|Incident Commander||St Joe Ranger District|
|Coordinates||47.128 latitude, -115.354 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Sunday October 31st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
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.
Fires within the Stateline complex (including Tumbledown) are 100% contained as of 10/8/21.
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.
As fall precipitation continues, including winter weather at higher elevations, district personnel will be watching for slick roads, slides and washouts.