Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Kristin Mortenson
DNRC SW Land Office, Fire Prevention Specialist 

DNRC firefighters currently battling several wildfires near Seeley Lake


August 11, 2022

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

The Elbow Lake fire as seen from Highway 83 near Clearwater Junction Aug. 12.

SEELEY LAKE - Approximately 200 lightning strikes over the Missoula area within the last 24 hours left their mark. Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation firefighters are currently battling several wildfires near Seeley Lake as a result.

Missoula County is in EXTREME Fire Danger which means fires of all types start quickly and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. Firefighters are anticipating more lightning-caused fires to appear throughout the next several days as a result of the recent storms. Patrols and detection flights will be active throughout the area...

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