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New wildfire sparks along Rock Creek near Missoula

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Jul 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-24 19:28:59-04

Crew are responding Saturday evening to fire that has broken out on the east side of Rock Creek in the Brewster Creek drainage.

The Jumob Mine fire is only a half acre as of around 4 p.m. Saturday, and it is burning in dry timber, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Type 3 and Type 1 helicopters are conducting water bucket drops on the fire to keep the fire in check and slow any new growth. Helitack personnel are working on improving a helispot to assist suppression operations.

Firefighters are asking motorists to not stop on Rock Creek Road to take pictures helicopters and planes to avoid disrupting firefighting operations.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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