No significant changes overnight on Fire Creek Fire


MISSOULA, Mont. - According to Forest Service spokesman Boyd Hartwig there has been no significant changes overnight on the Fire Creek Fire.

The fire is burning in the Ninemile area near Frenchtown which grew to 7.5 acres before fire crews broke for the night on Thursday.

Fire crews will be  joined by twenty more people and one more helicopter this morning.

It's burning in terrain with lots of vegetation and is far from structures.

Fire crews rushed to get control of a blaze midafternoon on Thursday which is located 22 miles west of Missoula, near the Stark Mountain Lookout.

The fire appears to have been started by lightning.

Fire managers in the Ninemile district ordered another 20 hand crews upon arriving at the scene.

Planes from Ronan have dropped water. We're told the fire  is in what's known as the Fire Creek Drainage and has now chewed through about an acre of land.

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