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Wildland fire burning outside of Marion

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Posted at 5:46 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 19:47:14-04

KALISPELL — A wildland fire is burning one mile east of Hubbart Reservoir outside of Marion, according to the DNRC.

At 2 p.m. the fire was reportedly burning at one acre in grass, brush, and timber. Since then the fire has grown to 10 acres.

Fire personnel are trying to stop the forward rate of movement with aircraft and a dozer has been ordered for containment lines.

There are no structures threatened and no road closures at this time and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

DNRC is asking that the public avoid the fire area for safety.

Crews will be continuing suppression efforts for the next few days.

The DNRC also wants to remind the public that fire season is not over, so please be diligent when out in the forest recreating.

Make sure your campfires are fully out and please refrain from debris burning until we receive a significant amount of moisture.