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By Andi Bourne

Fire Season Starts in the Bob Marshall


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The Elk Hill Fire started April 9 in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. It is more than 1,000 acres.

GREAT FALLS - The first wildfire of the season in the Bob Marshall Wilderness was reported Saturday morning, April 9. The Elk Hill Fire was estimated at 1,086 acres on April 11 and 40 firefighters were staffing the fire. It appears to have been human caused from a warming or campfire but is still under investigation.

The Elk Hill Fire is located on the Rocky Mountain Ranger District, Lewis and Clark National Forest. When the fire was first reported its estimated size was 500 acres. By the end of the weekend it grew to more than a 1,000 acres due to some spread and more accurate mapping.


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