INCIDENT UPDATED 5/18/2013
The Spokane Hills fire was repoated at about 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. It is located near Winston, MT in Broadwater County on BLM land that is under Forest Service (fire) protection. Numerous fire resources immediately responded to the fire, including engines from Forest Service, DNRC and several volunteer fire departments: Broadwater, Lewis & Clark, Tri-Lakes, West Valley, East Valley and Eastgate; three DNRC helicopters; the 20-person Helena Hot Shot fire crew; and various other local resources. Fire crews, with assistance from the water-bucket drops by the helicopters, worked late into the night.
|Cause||Human Caused, Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday May 14th, 2013 approx. 06:45 PM|
The fire will is completely contained and will be in patrol status this weekend.