MISSOULA — The Big Knife Fire burning five miles east of Arlee has grown from 6,275 acres to 6,958 acres with containment holding at 7% as of Friday, August 18, 2023.
There are no reports of any injuries or damaged buildings/structures.
Fire managers report the fire spread on the east side Thursday further into the primitive area resulting in a growth of 683 acres.
Several areas near the base of the mountains west of the Big Knife Fire remain in pre-evacuation status and Belmore Slough and Burnt Cabin Roads remain closed in the Tribal Primitive Area.
There are 221 people assigned to the lightning-sparked fire.
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions remain in place across the Flathead Indian Reservation.
You can find the latest information on this fire and others on the MT Fire Info website.
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