Lincoln County wildfire grows to 20 acres

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 09:20:39-04

LIBBY – A wildfire that’s burning in a remote area of northwestern Montana has now burned 20 acres.

The lightning-sparked Zulu Fire was first reported on July 15 and is burning about 23 miles north of Libby in the Zulu Creek area.

There are multiple aircraft and four fire crews assigned to battle the blaze.

 A local Type III Team from the Kootenai National Forest has assumed command of the fire on Wednesday.

Two firefighters assigned to the fire were injured last night, one suffering from heat exhaustion, and the other from a “pre-existing condition”.

They were both flown to regional hospitals.

Mother Nature is not expected to help fire crews with continued hot and dry weather conditions in the forecast.