The Moors Mountain Fire has burned an estimated 150 acres as of Sunday morning (July 17, 2022).
Smokejumpers responded, assisted by aerial support, on Sunday, July 17; a Type III team is en route .
People are asked to avoid Refrigerator Canyon Trail in Gates of the Mountains Wilderness; a closure order is forthcoming.
At this point, there are no reports of threatened buildings or structures, and no injuries have been reported.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
(1st REPORT, JULY 16, 2022) The Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest says a wildfire is burning in the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness northeast of Helena.
The column of smoke could be seen from around Helena and the Helena Valley on Saturday afternoon.
According to forest officials, at 5:00 p.m. fire was estimated to have burned at least 20 acres and is burning near Moors Mountain, east of Upper Holter Lake.
The fire is burning in heavy timber.
The Forest Service is currently assembling crews and resources to attack the fire.
There is no word yet on the suspected cause of the fire. We will update you when we get more information.
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