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Klatawa fire. Photo by Kootenai National Forest.
Klatawa fire
Klatawa fire on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Photo courtesy Kootenai National Forest.
Goat Rock Complex update Sept. 2
by Kootenai National Forest
September 2, 2015

Today the fires in the Goat Rock Complex continued creeping and smoldering resulting in minimal to no fire growth. Operational resources on the Klatawa fire said that low cloud cover in the afternoon trapped smoke from the heavy smoldering fuels and with the gusty winds of the day smoke pushed down Granite Creek drainage into the valley. This smoke was visible in Libby but not a cause for concern as resources continue observing the fire and will remain on the fire line into the evening.

The low cloud ceiling, wind gusts and hanging smoke created poor conditions for air operations. A new 20-person Type 2 firefighter crew arrived on the ground and conducted chainsaw operations along the Klatawa fire to reinforce fuel breaks. Heavy equipment continues to be used along Berray Mountain to build fire line.



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