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Crews battle small wildfire on Blue Mountain in Missoula

Blue Mountain Fire
Posted at 9:13 PM, May 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-22 11:52:28-04

MISSOULA - A thunderstorm that rolled through the Missoula area on Sunday started a small fire on Blue Mountain.

The Missoula Rural Fire District (MRFD) responded to a wildfire in the area of the Blue Mountain Recreation Trailhead near the Hayes Creek Drainage shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday.

The fire was reported to have started from a lightning strike, according to MRFD.

A total of 14 firefighters responded to the scene, fighting a fire that burned about a tenth of an acre.

The U.S. Forest Service will monitor the fire over the next several days.