Gold Hill Fire


Incident #: KNF-195
Fire Start: 7 months ago
Location: 15.4 miles N of Libby, MT
Acres: 6,700
Agency: Kootenai Interagency Dispatch Center (MT-KDC)
Dispatch Notes: Transitioned back to district ict4

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 9 hours, 7 mins ago — 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 fire has transitioned back to the Libby Ranger District. Crews continue mopping up, suppression repair work and back hauling unneeded equipment. Heavy equipment still working in the closure


Incident Contact
Gold Hill Fire Information
Phone: 406-283-7693
Hours: Daily 7:00am - 8:00pm
Fire Unit Information
Kootenai National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
31374 US Hwy 2 Libby Montana 59923
Libby, MT 59923

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Saturday August 11th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Noisy Creek drainage 13 miles north of Libby, Mt.
Incident Commander
Libby Ranger District/KNF
Incident Description

Current Situation

Total Personnel
6,602 Acres
% Contained
Estimated Containment Date
Monday October 15th, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved
The Gold Hill fire is burning in timber litter and understory.
Significant Events
Minimal fire activity today with backing, smoldering and creeping.


Planned Actions
Crews will remain on the fire to continue mop-up and suppression repair. Heavy equipment is still operating in the closure area.
Projected Incident Activity
12-hours: Fire activity will decrease to smoldering.

24-hours: Rates of spread will continue to be low where the fire continues to back.
Interior smoke may drift and be visible from the Hwy 68/Pipe Creek Road.
The Gold Hill Closure Order is still in effect for public and fire fighter safety.