Evaucation Request For Residence Near Brush Creek Fire
EXPECTED TO WHIP UP MONTANA FIRES
have been working to construct fire lines and prep structures in anticipation of the thunderstorms predicted to blow into
Western Montana Thursday afternoon.
"It's going to be a challenging day, no doubt
about it," said Bill Swartley, an information officer on the Brush Creek Fire.
The Brush Creek Fire, 25 miles west of Whitefish, ran again Wednesday, and triggered an 'evacuation request' for
residences northeast of the blaze. The request means people in the Good Creek Community should prepare to evacuate. If the
fire, now 26,626 acres, hits a predetermined trigger point, they will be told to leave.
Fires in Southcentral Montana are getting more attention and resources as fire season rolls
on. The Wicked Hicks Complex is growing steadily, now totaling 22,400 acres.
Crews there are prepping structures and steadying themselves for predicted dicey weather. Meanwhile, the Columbine Fire in Yellowstone National
Park grew enough to force the park to close the eastern entrance for the second time this week.
a new fire, flamed up northwest of Missoula Tuesday, forced the immediate evacuation of some 20 homes near Evaro west of Highway
93 and north of Interstate 90. The Black Cat Fire started just east of Frenchtown
Pond and has so far burned 600 acres in steep, rocky terrain.
of Missoula, the Sawmill Complex near Rock Creek spread significantly over
the last two days, growing by over 13,000 acres to 41,705. Most of the growth was on the Sawmill Fire, prompting evacuations
along upper Rock Creek Road Tuesday night. About 77
homes and cabins, not all occupied, were evacuated by 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Lakes Fire near Seeley continues to be the nation's top priority fire, but the Chippy
Creek Fire burning near Thompson Falls
is on the rise for priority as well. It is number two for priority and the largest fire in Montana this season at 82,161 acres. Next on the priority list is the Columbine Fire in Yellowstone National
Park and then the Sawmill Complex, followed by the Wicked Hicks Complex.
Here's a full
roundup of the large fires burning in Montana...
Jocko Lakes Fire
Chippy Creek Fire
Tin Cup Fire
Conger Creek Fire
Brush Creek Fire
Rat Creek Fire
Pattengail Creek Fire
Fool Creek Fire
The Hicks Park
Wicked Creek Fire
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