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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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September 13, 2018

Sterling Complex Wildfire
News – 9/13/2018

Fire Information Line: (406) 283-7693 Hours: (7 am-7 pm)


InciWeb: Sterling Complex and Tenmile

Start Date: 08/12/18 Cause: Lightning Size: 1,405 acres Containment: 85% Total Personnel: 54

There is a closure order for the sterling Complex Fire area.

For the safety of public and fire fighters, we ask that you wait until the closure has been lifted to return to the fire area indicated on the map, and in the Closure order. Thank you for your patience.

Today the Rexford/Fortine District assumed command of the fire. The fire is being managed by a local type 4 organization. Fire activity has been minimal with isolated areas of smoldering fuels. Fire personnel will continue to patrol the perimeter, mop-up interior smokes, followed by rehab work. Temperatures are expected be below normal with a chance of precipitation.

Summary: Mop up and gridding continue to advance the goal toward 100% containment. In other areas of the fire already known to be cool, suppression repair and rehab work are well underway.