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UPDATE: Small wildfire near Pinesdale extinguished

Posted at 5:28 PM, Aug 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 11:41:08-04

UPDATE - August 2, 2020 - 8:30 p.m.

PINESDALE - A small fire outside the town of Pinesdale that started Saturday at around 5 p.m. has been put out according to Bitterroot National Forest spokesman Tod Mckay.

The Cowcreek Fire was a tenth of an acre in size and was between national forest and private property but ultimately was on the Bitterroot National Forest.

While no structures were threatened by the blaze, a helicopter was dispatched to the area.

The helicopter ultimately was not needed as engines were able to respond and put out the blaze.

(first report: August 2, 2020 -- 5:30 p.m.)

In an alert from Ravalli County Sheriff's Office, there has been a fire identified west of Pinesdale.

RCSO said that firefighters have been alerted and have been dispatched.

MTN News is waiting for more information and will update when received.