USFS: Update on the Sucker Creek Fire, Helena National Forest
Here is the latest information from the Helena National Forest:
The lightning-caused Sucker Creek Fire, which is currently burning in the Sucker Creek area on the Lincoln Ranger District, was reported Monday, August 10th. The fire is in very rugged, steep terrain and burning in a stand of tree snags. Due to the large number of snags, firefighters are using an indirect suppression tactic at this time. The fire is actively burning away from the town of Lincoln, and into the 2003 Snow Talon fire area. Smoke will be highly visible throughout the day.
Crews got out to the fire early to take advantage of this morning's cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity levels. Additional fire crews are expected to arrive today. Firefighters will continue both direct (where it's safe to do so) and indirect suppression efforts on the fire today. 60 firefighters are currently assigned to the 100-acre blaze. They are bulldozing fire lines where they can and counting on rocky terrain and water drops to contain the fire's spread in places they can't reach on the ground.