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Residents near 467 Trail Fire under pre-evacuation notice

Posted at 2:49 PM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 11:53:20-04

The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service have placed nine residences in the McQuithy Gulch and Marsh Creek area on pre-evacuation notice due to the 467 Trail Fire.

According to the LCCSO, weather is a major concern. The area is under a red flag warning for increased winds and high temperatures.

Heavy equipment has arrived to begin building fire lines on the wildfire, which is southeast of Lincoln.

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest said on its Facebook page that the 467 Trail Fire is about 20 acres in size and actively burning in tall brush and timber. The fire is located in the Poorman Creek area.

Smoke is visible from the fire and forest officials said they asked for three helicopters and a single engine air tanker to assist fire suppression efforts.

We will update you when we get more information.