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Crews battling Long Gulch Fire near St. Regis

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 19:09:24-04

SUPERIOR — Crews are responding to the Long Gulch Fire near St. Regis which began Monday evening.

The fire was first reported at 8:20 p.m. Monday by Pat's Knob and Camel's Hump Lookouts. The fire is in Long Gulch within the Tamarack Creek drainage on the Superior Ranger District in Mineral County and is about five miles northeast of St. Regis.

Crews worked through the night battling the fire. As of Tuesday morning the fire was about eight acres in size and burning in an active logging unit. According to a media release, a timber processor and several log decks have been damaged.

The Helena Hot Shot crew arrived to take over initial crews to help work the fire. Contract water tenders will also be assisting with suppression efforts.

The fire is 0% contained and is not growing. No structures are threatened and no closures in place as of Tuesday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. If anyone has information about the fire, please call Morgan Dale, Special Agent for the Lolo National Forest, at 406-329-3835.