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Wildfire burning southwest of Augusta

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 12:35:07-04

HELENA — An active wildfire is burning southwest of Augusta in the Scapegoat Wilderness.

The Crown Mountain Fire was discovered on October 4, 2021, at 1:49 P.M.

The fire has burned 300 acres according to officials and the cause of the fire is human in origin.

There are 45 personnel on-site and the fire is currently managed by a Type 4 Incident Team.

No evacuations have been ordered by the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office at this point. A forthcoming closure is anticipated at the Forest Boundary with Benchmark Road. Smith Creek and Crown Mountain trails are closed.

People are asked to avoid the area if possible and be aware of heavy fire traffic along the Benchmark Road corridor.

Crown Mountain Fire map