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Crews continue battle against Lincoln County wildfires

Posted at 12:50 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 13:47:49-04

LIBBY, Mont. – Hundreds of firefighters are continuing to battle a trio of wildfires that are burning on the Kootenai National Forest in Lincoln County.

Gold Hill Fire

Pre-evacuation notices remain in place for some Pipe Creek Road residents living near the 3,788 acre Gold Hill fire that’s burning 13 miles north of Libby.

There are over 400 people assigned to battle the lightning-sparked blaze which was first reported on August 11th.

Heavy equipment will once again be used on Monday along Pipe Creek Road which will cause traffic delays.

The Gold Hill fire is currently 10% contained.

Davis Fire

Over 200 firefighters are still working at the scene of the 6,614 acre Davis fire which is burning 10 miles northwest of the town of Yaak.

Firefighting crews plan to work in the Jungle Creek drainage on Monday and will also continue mop up operations.

The blaze which was sparked by lightning on July 29th was reported to be 30% contained as of Monday morning.

Sterling Complex Fire

Containment on the 1,405 acre Sterling Complex fire that’s burning 18 Miles south of Eureka and directly east of Lake Koocanusa has reached 79%.

There are over 150 people assigned to battle the lightning-sparked blaze which was first spotted on August 12th.

Firefighters are working to complete the remaining containment lines of the fire and are also mopping up 40 to 80 feet inside contained areas.