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Crews respond to wildfire burning near Thompson Falls

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Shorty Fire Aug 28
Posted at 11:00 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 13:31:22-04

MISSOULA — Approximately 50 firefighters are on the scene of a wildfire that is burning west of Thompson Falls.

The fire -- which is estimated at eight acres -- is burning about 10 air miles west of Thompson Falls in the Prospect Creek drainage.

The Lolo National Forest reports no structures are threatened.

A Helena Hot Shot crew, additional firefighters from the Superior Rural Fire District and more crews from the Plains/Thompson Falls headed out to fight the blaze on Friday morning.

Fire managers say that aircraft were also called to the scene.

The Shorty Fire was discovered at approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday.