Firefighters attacking Lion Creek fire in remote Swan Valley
August 20, 2020
SWAN VALLEY - Flathead National Forest firefighters are working on suppressing a fire in a remote area of the Swan Mountain Range. The Lion Creek Fire was reported Tuesday, Aug. 11, burning in heavy fuels on steep slopes. The lightning caused fire was 110 acres as of Monday, Aug. 17. With the hotter, drier weather, fire managers expect to see more active fire behavior in the coming days.
The fire is burning approximately one mile outside the Bob Marshall Wilderness and four miles from other land ownership (DNRC).
At 10:50 a.m. Aug. 11, a Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservat...