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Callahan Fire contained 72-percent

Posted at 9:00 AM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-27 11:46:14-04

TROY — The Callahan Fire, located southwest of Troy, Montana, is 1,276 acres in size with 72 percent containment as of Sunday, fire officials report.

According to fire officials, the fire received over 2 inches of precipitation in the past few days significantly reducing fire activity.

A total of 136 personnel is now assigned to the fire, including two crews, two engines, one water tender, three heavy equipment, and three helicopters. The update said some resources no longer needed have been reassigned to other fires in eastern Montana and nationally.

The Callahan Fire was detected on Sept. 8 and is located on the Three Rivers Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest in Bonner County, Idaho.

The fire started approximately 9 miles southwest of Troy, in the steep timbered terrain of the South Callahan Creek area, south of Smith Mountain.

Current road closure information is as follows:

An area, trail and road closure order is in effect for National Forest System lands on the Three Rivers Ranger District, Kootenai National Forest. Road Closures include NFSR 427 (Callahan Creek Road) from the junction with NFSR 4478 (Ruby Three Mile Road); NFSR 14390 (Snowstorm Road); NFSR 414 (South Fork Callahan Creek Road); NFSR 4554 (Goat Creek Road); NFSR 4530 (Smith Mountain Road); and NFSR 4541 (Glad Creek Road). The closure area is bounded by, but does include closure of, NFSR 4478 (Ruby Three Mile) north to NFSR 4477 (Brush Creek Cutoff) then west to NFSR 582 (Ruby Creek). Trail closures include Trail 152 (Goat Creek); Trail 154 (South Fork Callahan); Trail 155 (Smith Mountain); Trail 156 (Smith Lake); Trail 407 (Roberts Mountain); Trail 410 (Caribou Creek); and Trail 548 (North Fork Callahan).