The Lincoln Fire Department and DNRC personnel are battling a 10-acre fire that has burned an estimated 10 acres northeast of Lincoln. Several cabins were evacuated Monday afternoon in the Elk Train area, but the evacuation order was lifted late this morning. Lewis & Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton says several outbuildings and a vehicle have been damaged. The cause of the fire has not been determined.

An air tanker drops retardant on the Elk Creek fire, northeast of Lincoln. 7-5-16 (DNRC Photo)

An air tanker and twenty-person hand crew are on the scene, along with several engines.

The public is being asked to stay clear of the Copper Creek area up to the intersection with MT-200, and motorists are advised to watch for fire-fighting vehicles entering the highway east of Lincoln.