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Monahan Fire Starts North of Ovando


OVANDO - The Monahan Fire was reported at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16 on Monahan Mountain. Trails #402 and #27 near Limestone Pass were closed Monday for public and firefighter safety.

The fire is approximately 17 miles north of Ovando and is visible from Highway 200. This backcountry fire is located up the East Fork of Monture Creek between Limestone Pass and Monahan Mountain near the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The area is moderately timbered/rocky steep slopes with mostly south/southeast aspect.

The fire is burning in primarily subalpine fir and a timber/grass understory. On...

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