THOMPSON FALLS – Crews are contending with several small wildfires in Sanders County.
According to the Sanders County Wildland Fire Information Facebook page, a lightning strike sparked a two acre that can be seen from the Hot Springs area. It’s burning in Garden Creek and is being staffed by a 10-person crew and a Type 4 engine.
Two other small fires that are under the Bureau of Indian Affairs are also being managed — one in Revais Creek and the other along the Cutoff Road. Both of those fires have been limited to less than two-tenths of an acre and are in patrol status — as are the Highway 28 fires from earlier last week.
Meanwhile, a crew of firefighters spent Sunday night on the one-acre Lynx Fire in the Cherry Creek drainage and a fire in the Buffalo Bill area.
Two fires discovered earlier last week in the Big Hole Peak area have been contained and either declared out or put into patrol status.
The Cabinet Ranger District in northwest Montana remains covered by Stage I Fire Restrictions.