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Fire contained south of Hamilton

By Kevin Maki, KECI Reporter, kmaki@keci.com
Published On: Apr 09 2014 07:07:07 PM MDT
Updated On: Apr 09 2014 10:05:03 PM MDT
Fire contained south of Hamilton
CORVALLIS, Mont. -

A brush fire is burning south of Hamilton on private property owned by Bitterroot River Lodge on Charlos Heights Flats.  It's just east of the railroad tracks in that area and started at about 5:45 p.m.

This reportedly is a controlled burn that got out of control. No structures are threatened. The fire is burning near the Bitterroot River in grass and brush with a lot of willow trees. 

Hamilton, Corvallis, Pinesdale, Darby and Stevensville volunteer firefighters have arrived on the scene to be extra cautious.

The fire appears to be contained but fire crews warn that winds are sporadic.

People across the Bitterroot Valley can see smoke from the fire.