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Crews battle Evergreen-area grass fire

Evergreen Grass Fire 92
Evergreen Grass Fire 92
Evergreen Grass Fire 92
Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 14:36:22-04

EVERGREEN — Crews were called to the scene of a grass fire that broke out in the Evergreen area on Wednesday.

Firefighters are working to put out the blaze which is burning in the 1300 block of Whitefish Stage Road.

Evergreen Fire Department Fire Marshall Ben Covington told MTN News that they were called to the scene at 11:45 a.m.

It's believed about one-third of an acre burned on the side of a ridge.

According to Covington, it's believed the blaze started from the mishandling of coals from a fireplace.

Kalispell fire assisted with the fire.

Covington says that a quick response from firefighters helped stop the spread of the fire.

- information from Sean Wells included in this report