By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Hurricane moisture could reach Colt Fire, campground closures lifted


August 17, 2023

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

Two members of a hand crew work to clear brush near Lake Inez in July. The fire is now not threatening the Highway 83 corridor.

Despite near-record breaking temperatures in the Seeley-Swan Valley, any growth on the Colt Fire has been stifled over the last few days and little activity is expected as cooler temperatures come into the region.

The Colt Fire sat at 7,154 acres as of Aug. 19, a decrease of about 50 acres from earlier estimates in the week. Containment has shored up to 51%, with hand line and heavy machine line around most of the fire.

Fire crews have continued to mop up areas where there is residual heat. Hose lays and other structure protection has been removed from the eastern areas of the fire.


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