Wildfire sparks near Marion

Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 16:01:43-04

KALISPELL –  Dry lightning started several wildfires across northwest Montana on Saturday afternoon.

Ali Ulwelling with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation says the Bear Springs Fire and is estimated at 18-acres. 

The blaze is burning just southwest of Little Bitterroot Lake in Marion.

Two Canadian super scoopers and a DNRC helicopter worked to slow fire growth, and fire activity was quiet overnight.

No structures are threatened at this time, there are no closures, and no evacuations are in place. 

The DNRC has a placed a fire information board at the Marion Fire Station on Gopher Lane.