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Air crews attack wildfire near Turah

By Will Wadley, KECI Weekend Anchor, wwadley@keci.com
Published On: Aug 18 2013 01:46:59 PM MDT
Updated On: Aug 18 2013 01:59:19 PM MDT
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MISSOULA, Montana -

Helicopters and fire crews are responding to a new wildfire sparked near Turrah, about 18 miles east of Missoula.

Witnesses say smoke from the fire is visible from Highway 90, and the blaze appears to be located just beyond the ridge south of the highway.

Helicopters can be seen pulling water from the Clark Fork River to drop on the fire.

DNRC officials say Saturday night's lightning storm started at least 10 new wildfires in Missoula County.

We have a reporter on scene in Turah - check back for more updates.