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Crews respond to two new wildfires in Bitterroot National Forest

Published On: Aug 31 2013 06:16:52 PM MDT
Updated On: Aug 31 2013 06:44:57 PM MDT
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

The following is a press release from the Bitterroot National Forest:

We have two extended attack fires today. Both are small and no structures are threatened, Point Six: remains 1/2 acre, still confined to scattered timber in  rocky upper slopes of steep terrain about one mile northeast of Point Six. Type 1 helicopter and 5 helitack crewmembers are on scene. Objective is to prevent spread to south (downslope) and more heavily timbered valley bottom.

Harry Complex. Consists of two lightning started fires from a couple days ago. This is about 13 miles south of I-90 in Rock Creek drainage and about two miles east of Rock Creek Road. 3.5 acres total. Ongoing suppression with two Single Engine Air Tankers and Type 1 helicopter. Aircraft have stopped up slope spread this afternoon. We will have 10-15 firefighters on scene tonight if fire behavior and local weather allow.