Tribal crews continue battle Flathead Indian Reservation fires

Posted at 12:58 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 14:58:32-04

RONAN – Tribal fire officials report they are working on a pair of wildfires on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

The two blazes were started by lightning in last weekend’s storm, according to the Confederated Salish& Kootenai Division of Fire.

The Walk In Fire is sitting at a ¼ acre and is burning five miles east of St. Ignatius in the Mission Mountains. The fire is 100% contained and has four personnel on it.

The Garden Creek Fire, which has burned 12 acres, is located two miles north of Hot Springs near the Lolo National Forest boundary. This fire is 0% contained and in steep, rocky terrain. There are 40 people and several aircraft assigned to the blaze.

The following roads are closed until further notice near the Garden Creek fire: HS-4000 road, HS-5000 road, HS-1000 road at the HS-5030 junction to the north of the fire and the HS-1000 road at the McGinnis road junction to the south of the fire.