NewsWildfire Watch


Crews battle wildfire near Lake Como

Lake Como Fire
Posted at 8:28 AM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 11:33:47-04

LAKE COMO — Crews are battling a wildfire that broke out near Lake Como on Saturday.

The blaze has burned an estimated 19 acres approximately two miles northwest of Lake Comp.

There are 60 firefighters assigned to the blaze and no structures are threatened at this time.

Fire managers report that air operations were able to slow the fire as multiple air tankers conducted retardant drops.

Three helicopters also dropped water on the fire for several hours which helped to slow the fire's growth and spread.

Fire crews, including the Bitterroot Hotshots, will work to establish better access into the fire's remote location on Sunday.

The blaze is burning in very rugged and inaccessible terrain, in heavy fuels with dead standing and downed trees.