HELENA – A fire destroyed a cabin near Canyon Ferry on Tuesday morning.
Tri-Lakes Fire Chief Bob Drake said the cabin, located off of West Shore Drive near Canyon Ferry, is a total loss.
The fire was reported at 8 a.m. by someone from across the lake.
Drake said the fire presented three main challenges: Access to the windy narrow West Shore drive proved difficult for firefighters; crews were concerned about contamination of invasive species to the lake so they had to bring in water from another reservoir a mile away, and there was also concern of potential wildfires because of the dry grass and trees in the area so DNRC had to do water drops.
Drake says the cause of the fire has not been determined. It is unknown at this time if there were any injuries in the fire.