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Piper Fire Still Smoldering


SWAN VALLEY - The Piper Fire burning on the Swan Lake Ranger District within the Flathead National Forest continues to burn. The fire area received significant precipitation on Aug. 9 and 10 with amounts reaching approximately three quarters of an inch. Although significant precipitation occurred in the fire area, the fire has grown approximately three acres bringing the total area burned to approximately 15 acres. Fire spread is up drainage away from values at risk and fire activity is characterized as creeping and smoldering.

The Piper Fire is burning on a north aspect within the Piper Cr...

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