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Human-Caused Fires Start Local Fire Season

SEELEY LAKE – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Clearwater Unit has responded to four human-caused fires since July 1.

Fireworks caused three of the fires. None of them grew more than an acre.

The Woodworth Fire started July 5 off Woodworth Road. It grew to 1.3 acres before being controlled. The cause is still under investigation.

"Things are QUICKLY drying out and fire danger is rapidly increasing," wrote DNRC Fire Unit Supervisor Cory Calnan. "As we begin into the hottest and driest part of the summer, take the time...

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