KALISPELL — A lightning sparked wildfire has grown to 475 acres in Northwest Montana.
The Snow Creek Fire -- which began on Aug, 2-- burning on a ridge that separates the Snow and Hungry Creek drainages approximately 19 miles northeast of Condon.
The blaze was active on Monday afternoon and travel is not advised on the East Side Trail #80 and West Side Trail #263 of the South Fork or on any connecting trails between the Meadow Creek Trailhead and Salmon Forks Cabin.
Fire managers are working on protection plans as the fire spreads toward the Black Bear Administrative Cabin and Pack Bridge, located 1.5 miles from the current fire location.
A crew is at the cabin to monitor the fire behavior and implement structure protection plans if necessary.