Montana Wildfire Roundup For August 14, 2018

By | August 15, 2018


Montana Public Radio has an update that includes information about the Coal Ridge fire from around 3PM. The 330-acre Coal Ridge Fire is burning in the Flathead National Forest, 10 miles west of Polebridge, Montana. It’s burning in steep terrain with subalpine forest and brushy avalanche chutes. There are no evacuation warnings in place on this incident. The Coal Ridge fire was detected August 12th following a lightning storm across the Flathead National Forest. A Type 3 fire management team is assigned to the fire. Cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity Monday led to minimal fire behavior with limited growth. As a pre-emptive defense measure, the Coal Ridge Patrol Cabin was wrapped Monday night.

Read the full report here.

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