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Debris burning closed in Helena and Wolf Creek

Debris burning closed in Helena and Wolf Creek
Posted at 1:23 PM, Jun 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 17:31:20-04

HELENA — Debris burning has been closed in the Helena Valley and Wolf Creek area by order of Sheriff/Coroner/Fire Warden Leo Dutton.

Dutton said the decision to close open burning was made in consultation with the Rural Fire Council, United States Forest Service and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

According to the Department of the Interior, from 2016 to 2020 nearly 88% of wildland fires in the United States have been caused by humans.

While there has been no official cause determined for the Deep Creek Fire, sources familiar with the situation have told MTN initial investigations are leaning toward the fire being human-caused.