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Missoula Rural Fire responds to controlled burn flare up on Blue Mountain

Crews responded around 3 p.m.
Missoula Rural Fire responds to Blue Mountain controlled burn flare up
Posted at 5:09 PM, Oct 16, 2021

MISSOULA — Missoula Rural Fire responded to a controlled burn that flared up Saturday on Blue Mountain.

According to Battalion Chief Greg Orr, someone recreating in the area called with reports of smoke and crews responded around 3 p.m.

Orr said this kind of incident is normal as warm weather can sometimes heat up ongoing controlled burns.

Orr reports Forest Service crews later arrived on scene to finish cleaning up the incident, which was one of their seasonal burning operations.