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CSKT battling Horseshoe Fire near Polson

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Posted at 9:37 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 12:35:21-04

Another wildfire has sparked in Western Montana, this time along the Flathead River.

According to CSKT's Division of Fire, the blaze is located near Horseshoe Bend -- 10 miles southwest of Polson -- and is about 20 acres. The fire was first reported at 1:54 p.m. on Tuesday.

The cause of the fire -- which is burning in ponderosa pine and juniper stands along the banks of the river -- is under investigation.

Below is a look at the fire from Wednesday morning.

RAW VIDEO: Wildfire burning near Polson (July 29)

There are miscellaneous overhead, three Type 6 engines, one 20-man Type II initial attack crew, five single-engine air tankers and two helicopters working on the fire. In total, there are 45 personnel assigned to the fire.

So far active fire behavior with single tree torching and spotting was observed and helicopters did bucket work on hotspots.

There are currently no evacuations or structures threatened. No roads are closed and the fire is 0% contained.