NW OF HELENA — Firefighters are responding to several small fires in the Birdseye area northwest of Helena.
The fires broke out in the area of Birdseye Road and Hidden Valley Drive at around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Firefighters from several departments are at the scene, including Birdseye, West Valley, Canyon Creek, and the U.S. Forest Service.
A helicopter from the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation is dropping water on the fire.
There is no word yet on the cause or size of the fires.
According to the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office, several people and pets have evacuated as a precaution.
We have a reporter at the scene and will update you as we get more information.