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Beartooth WMA closed due to Shellrock fire

Posted: 9:55 PM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-27 11:53:19-04

The Shellrock fire north of Helena has burned 300 acres of state and private land around the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area in southern Cascade County.

There are currently no structures threatened, however, fire managers said some structures including a historic cabin and high voltage power lines are near the fire.

Firefighters planned a burn operation on Tuesday due to the favorable weather conditions.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks closed the Beartooth Wildlife Management Area because of the fire activity.

Right now, a total of 43 personnel are assigned to the fire. Firefighters will continue to patrol and secure the fire’s perimeter and work on spot fires within the timbered area.

The fire is approximately five miles north of Beaver Creek Road and two miles west of Middle Creek Lake.

The lightning-caused fire stated on Saturday, August 11.

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