Crews battling wildfire near Arlee

Posted at 8:58 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 10:59:20-04

MISSOULA – The calendar says Fall but that doesn’t mean an end to the wildfire threat in Western Montana.

Crews are battling a 114-acre blaze that sparked on Tuesday on the Flathead Indian reservation.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Division of Fire reports that the Rhebein Fire is burning 2½ miles northeast of Arlee.

The blaze, which fire officials say was sparked by a citizen burning debris and grass in the area, is 20% contained. No structures are threatened at this time.

The fire is being managed by a local Type 3 Incident Management Team with 14 people working at the scene with aerial support from a Type 2 helicopter.