Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:16 AM by KPAX News Staff
Updated: Jul 24, 2012 11:23 AM
SEELEY LAKE- Firefighters working on the Dunham fire burning near Seeley Lake began establishing a fireline Monday, which fire officials report kept the fire from spreading beyond 10 acres.
Firefighters plan to keep constructing firelines on Tuesday as well as finding and extinguishing hotspots. Firefighters will also be posting lookouts and removing hazard trees as needed.
Three crews, 14 Smokejumpers, one engine and seven initial attack firefighters from the Seeley Lake Ranger District are working on the blaze which was sparked by lightning on Sunday. Two water tenders are also supporting fire suppression efforts.
The Center Ridge Trail 246 on the Seeley Lake Ranger District has been closed from the Monture Guard Station trailhead north to its junction with Center Creek Trail 463 as a public safety measure.
No structures or property currently threatened according to Boyd Hartwig with the Lolo National Forest.