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Park Lake Fire

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Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2880 Skyway Drive
Helena, MT 59602

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Park Lake Fire burns on the Helena Ranger District

Park Lake Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 7/16/2021

Park Lake Fire burns on the Helena Ranger District

Helena, Mont., July 16, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. – A fire burning east of Park Lake was reported on the Helena Ranger District Friday morning.  An initial aerial size up estimated the fire size to be between three to five acres in size.  Four helicopters, multiple engines, and one Type II 20-person crew responded.

We are continuing to work to fully suppress this fire, with the assistance of our cooperators, this afternoon,” said Helena District Ranger Kathy Bushnell. “So far, the fire behavior has moderated which has aided efforts on the ground.”

Due to the continued fire operations, Park Lake Campground and Picnic Area are closed to the public until further notice. People should avoid the entire Park Lake, Lump Gulch area for the time-being. If for some reason people are in this area, please be alert for fire traffic and reduce driving speeds for the safety of fire personnel. 

Cooperators include the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.  No evacuations or pre-evacuations have been issued at this point.

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