Firewatch

Aug 29, 2012 9:00 AM by MTN News

Fire near Chico Hot Springs doused

EMIGRANT - A small fire burning within a few miles of Chico Hot Springs was quickly put out by volunteer firefighters Tuesday night.

The blaze was first spotted around 10 p,m, Tuesday, and within an hour crews had it under control. The flames were burning on a ridge top were visible for several miles across the Paradise Valley.

The front desk clerk at Chico Hot Springs told Montana's News Station News that fire was "in hand", crediting the quick response by local volunteers.

There's no estimate yet on the size of the fire, and no evacuations were necessary.

(Photo courtesy: Natascha Potter)

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