By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Fire Recap: Rain soaks flames


August 10, 2023

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

A helicopter picks up a bucket of water from Lake Alva on July 31.

Almost an inch of rain fell on the Colt Fire on Sunday, Aug. 6, weakening the flames as firefighters make a final push to get full containment of the fire. More than an inch of rain reached parts of western Montana last weekend.

Many fire crews got time to rest after monsoonal moisture came over the region on Friday, Aug. 4. Most fires still have residual heat and will burn as temperatures warm up into August.

Colt Fire

The Colt Fire was last measured at 7,179 acres on Aug. 4, with 25% containment. Northern Rockies Team One has left command of the Colt Fire to Northern Rockies Team Fiv...

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