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Big Knife Fire east of Arlee holds at 7,276 acres, 17% contained

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Posted at 10:25 AM, Aug 29, 2023

ARLEE - Little change is being reported on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, at The Big Knife Fire five miles east of Arlee.

The blaze has burned 7,276 acres with containment holding at 17%.

Several areas near the base of the mountains west of the Big Knife Fire remain in pre-evacuation status.

Additionally, The Tribal Primitive Area, Belmore Slough and Burnt Cabin roads remain closed.

CSKT Division of Fire personnel will assume command of the fire on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, at 6 a.m.

There are 16 people assigned to the lightning-sparked blaze.

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect across the Flathead Indian Reservation and in Lake County.