Fires continue to burn in northwestern Montana

Posted at 12:57 PM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 14:57:07-04

Crews continue to battle several fires burning in western Montana on Saturday.

The Tenmile Fire is located on the Ksanka District of the Kootenai National Forest near Highway 37 in the Ten Mile Drainage.

The lightning-caused fire is currently 372 acres with 105 personnel working to contain it. 

On Friday, crews continued to work from an established anchor point on the west/southwest side of the fire to build and strengthen the line. In addition, fire retardant was dropped on the east side of the fire and helicopters were used for water bucket drops to slow the fire’s progress.

Crews are working to strengthen existing lines and construct an additional fireline.

Firefighters also continue to fight several smaller fires burning in Lincoln County.

The largest of the fires is the Davis Fire at 307 acres and zero percent containment.

A plan is in place to construct firelines on the eastside. 141 personnel are working the Davis Fire.

The Feeder Fire, which was at 22 acres, has dropped to 11 acres and is 70 percent contained. 

The Highway 37 fire near Libby is currently at 70 acres and 80 percent containment.

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