Montana wildfire spreads over 1K acres; personnel can’t safely fight on ground

By Julia Musto
Fox News
September 14, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

A western Montana wildfire has spread over 1,000 acres, tearing through Helena National Forest. The No Grass Creek Fire is located in the Helena Ranger District, an area that has experienced large amounts of tree mortality. The 1,003-acre blaze is 0% contained and the Powell County Sheriff’s Office said resources on the fire have been assessing values at risk. Because of the current state of the dead timber in the area, the forest service said that it is “neither safe nor effective to put fire personnel into the area.” “Fire personnel are managing from the air, while other firefighters are observing the fire’s progression, activity and overall behavior within the planning area from various vantage points on the district,” it said. In addition, due to the remote location of the fire, no homes or private property are threatened by the fire, allowing the fire to naturally function and provide ecological benefits. 

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