The following is press release from Lolo National Forest:
Suppression efforts yesterday included air tanker support and helicopter water drops.
The fire burned actively but suppression kept the fire from growing beyond 80 acres and fire managers will continue suppression today and develop strategies for containment.
The fire is about ten miles northwest of Frenchtown Pond near the border of the Ninemile Ranger District and Tribal Lands of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
It is not threatening structures or property and was reported to dispatch at three p.m. on 7/31. Lolo NF fire managers are coordinating closely with Tribal officials and Tribal fire managers.
Resources: Two Hot Shot crews, two helicopters, 12 helitack crew members, tanker support as needed, Ninemile District initial attack firefighters. Two additional crews ordered
Fire Behavior: Active burning on all sides yesterday, including torching, spotting and crowning
Terrain and Fuels: Steep terrain, dead and downed fuel
Closures: No closures currently in place