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Park Creek Fire burning north of Lincoln

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The lightning-sparked Park Creek Fire has burned more than 40 acres north of Lincoln. The lightning-sparked Park Creek Fire has burned more than 40 acres north of Lincoln.
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The lightning-sparked Park Creek Fire has burned more than 40 acres north of Lincoln. The blaze started Friday night when a storm passed over the area.

There have been no reports of injuries or damaged buildings at this point, and officials say that no structures are currently threatened by the fire. The blaze is in dense stands of heavy and dead timber, in steep terrain.

Kathy Bushnell of the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest says that the fire is located at T15N, R9W, Section 26; it is bordered on three sides by previous fire/burned areas: NW Klondike Fire; N-NW Snow Talon Fire; and E Sucker Creek Fire.

Three 20-person fire crews, fire engines, and two helicopters have been ordered to help assist suppression efforts going on by the Forest Service-Lincoln District, DNRC and Lincoln Rural Fire personnel currently working the fire.

A temporary trail closure is in place due to fire activity. The closure covers Trail #418 from the trailhead on Sucker Creek Road to Snowbank Lake; and Trail #417 from the end of Forest Service Road #1821 to Stonewall Mountain Lookout.

There will be a community meeting at the Lincoln Community Hall at 7 pm on Sunday.

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