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Moors Mountain Fire near Helena estimated at 150 acres

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Posted at 6:31 AM, Jul 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-18 08:31:15-04

HELENA — Forest officials estimated the Moors Mountain Fire burning northeast of Helena at 150 acres on Sunday.

According to the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest at Type III Incident Management Team is in en route to take over management of the fire.

The fire is burning in heavy timber in the Gate of the Mountains Wilderness. The public is asked to avoid the popular Refrigerator Canyon Trail. The trail is expected to closed to the public due to the fire.

Smokejumpers and aerial firefighting resources attacked the fire Saturday night.

It is unknown how much, if any, rain fell over the fire area, but storms did bring some moisture to the Helena area Saturday night. Weather conditions on Sunday are expected to keep the fire active and smoke is likely to be visible.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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