Libby, MT Forest Fire, Sept 1931

Street Scene, Libby, Montana showing forest fire raging at the edge of town

FIRE MENACES LIBBY

LIBBY, Mont., -- And uncontrolled forest fire fought by 175 emergency fighters swept toward the south edge of this town Wednesday night.

Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID 3 Sept 1931

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FOREST FIRES WANING

SITUATION IN IDAHO, MONTANA IMPROVED.

The forest fire situation in Idaho and Montana appeared better yesterday. The Idaho national guard forces had established so effectual a barrier that incendiary blazes had stopped. The fighting force also made marked progress, with the result that 800 men were discharged.

The gale that had been driving the flames in Montana toward Libby and White Fish died down during the day with two large blazes being brought under control.  One fire on Flower creek near Libby was menacing the city's water supply when the turn came.

Oregonian, Portland, OR 4 Sept 1931