The Lower Avalanche fire was ignited by lightning and is 1/2-acre in size on the Helena National Forest-Townsend Ranger District. It is burning in ponderosa pine and conifer stands, making small runs due to the light winds; however, its spread is moving toward a rocky outcropping which will likely slow the movement of the fire. Firefighters have hiked into the area and are constructing fireline around the perimeter; a (DNRC) helicopter is assisting suppression efforts with water-bucket drops.
Ponderosa pine, confier
There is some isolated tree torching; however, the movement is toward a rocky outcropping that will likely slow the fire spread.
Firefighters are actively suppressing this 1/2-acre fire by constructing fireline around the perimeter, with assistance from a helicopter for water drops.
Smoke is visible. No structures are threatened.
|Wind Conditions||5-10 mph|