Liberty Fire: Islands Among Ash

POTOMAC - On the morning of July 15, lightning struck near Liberty Creek, southeast of Arlee, Mont. and caused a wildfire which spread toward Placid Lake, the Rattlesnake Wilderness and the Gold Creek drainage on the north side of Potomac. The fire is west of the Belmont and north of Morrison Peak and Sunflower.

As of Sept. 5, the Liberty Fire was 22,360 acres and was 17 percent contained. There were more than 375 personnel working it.

On the Liberty Fire, safety and containment are the goals. It takes a lot of moving parts to try and contain a fire, said Norm Rooker, fireline medic and public...

 

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