Road restriction in place near Highway 37 fire

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 10:35:23-04

LIBBY – There’s been little change at the Highway 37 fire that’s burning near Libby.The blaze — which was started by discarded smoking material — has burned a little over 50 acres and is 10% contained.The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reports that traffic on Highway 37 near the fire scene has now been reduced to one lane.Drivers should be prepared to be stopped as deputies are controlling traffic.The Sheriff’s Office also noted on Tuesday morning that a controlled back burn is continuing at the Highway 37 fire.Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has reopened a portion of the Kootenai River from Osprey Landing boat ramp to the Highway 37 bridge city boat ramp.