USFS: Fire in the Sucker Creek Area, Helena National Forest
LINCOLN - A new, lightning-caused fire has burned 10-20 acres in the Sucker Creek area of the Helena National Forest, north of Lincoln. The fire, which was reported Monday is in very rugged, steep terrain and burning in a stand of tree snags. Due to the large number of snags, it is not safe to have ground crews in the area, at this time. Instead, firefighters are using indirect tactics--which includes creating containment lines off of the direct fire perimeter.. The fire is actively burning away from the town of Lincoln, and into the area burned by the Snow Talon fire in 2003. Smoke will be highly visible throughout the day. A meeting will be held this evening at 7:00pm at the Lincoln Public Library to update area residents on the fire.