Colt Fire keeps growing as air support dowses area

Update: Friday, July 21: The Colt Fire reached 99 acres with zero containment Friday morning.


The Colt Fire northeast of Seeley Lake has grown to roughly 15 acres as of Thursday, July 20, creating a powerful blaze that fire crews hope to knock down before temperatures rise this weekend.

The Colt Fire was first reported early Monday morning. It’s about 15 miles northwest of Seeley Lake, and five miles north from Lake Alva. The fire was likely sparked by a lightning strike, according to the Forest service. It’s burning south of Colt Lake, and is visible from the Summit Lake turnoff.

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