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Shellrock Fire remains at 300 acres, Beartooth WMA closed

Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 22:11:06-04

HELENA – The Montana DNRC says little changed overnight Tuesday on the Shellrock Fire north of Helena.

The fire was started by lightning on Saturday, Aug. 11th. It’s burned 300 acres on a mix of state and private land around the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area in southern Cascade County.

Currently, no structures are threatened, but fire managers say some structures including a historic cabin and high voltage power lines are near the fire.

A team that includes smoke jumpers, engines, helicopters and heavy equipment are on the ground building fire line and fighting spot fires.

If conditions allow firefighters will conduct a burn operation later Tuesday.

The Beartooth WMA has been closed because of the fire activity.

For up to date information on this fire checking Shellrock Fire page on Inciweb.

Shellrock Fire