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Horse Gulch Fire grows to 168 acres

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Posted at 7:51 PM, Jul 09, 2024

HELENA — A new wildfire north of Canyon Ferry has reached a size of 168 acres.

Wildland firefighters have been working the fire since Tuesday afternoon.

A smoke plume from the fire activity can be seen for nearly 50 miles.

The fire is located in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest northeast of Canyon Ferry, and southeast of York. The Forest Service has engines and a helicopter responding. The fire began at 1:32pm Tuesday, July 9.

Fire behavior has been active due to wind and heat. Fire crews are asking people to avoid the area.

MTN News is following this developing story and will bring you the latest as we learn more.