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Residents near 467 Trail Fire put on pre-evacuation notice

Posted at 1:34 PM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 16:46:34-04

UPDATE: 2:34 p.m.: The Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff and the U.S. Forest Service have put nine residences in the McQuithy Gulch and Marsh Creek area on pre-evacuation notice.

According to the sheriff’s office weather is the major concern. The area is under a red flag warning with for increased winds and high temperatures.

Courtesy: Lewis and Clark Co. Sheriff’s Office.

HELENA- Heavy equipment has arrived to begin building fire lines on a wildfire southeast of Lincoln.

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest says on its Facebook page that the 467 Trail Fire is about 20 acres in size and actively burning in tall brush and timber. The fire is located in the Poorman Creek area

Smoke is visible from the fire.

Forest officials say that they have asked for three helicopters and a single engine air tanker to assist fire suppression efforts.

According to a social media post, the weather is a concern with a red flag warning in effect over the fire area for low humidity, gusty winds and possible thunderstorms.