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Updated 12:53 am

The Monahan Fire on the Lolo National Forest in the Seeley Lake District has moved onto the Flathead National Forest in the Southern Spotted Bear Ranger District. The fire is predicted at 175 acres, with just a few of those acres on the Flathead National Forest. This is a high elevation fire, managed for fire to play its natural role. Trails are closed at Limestone Pass and Blackfoot Divide.

Wyoming Wildfire Roundup For July 19, 2017

Jul 19, 2017
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The Keystone Fire that started July 3 in the Medicine Bow National Forest of Southeastern Wyoming is active and 40 percent contained.

Evacuations remain in effect for the communities of Keystone, lower Keystone, Rambler, Lake Creek and Moores Gulch. This includes campers in the Rob Roy Campground, and dispersed campers in Cinnabar Park and Bobbie Thomson.

The USFS closure order and map can be found here.

Updated 6:20 pm:

A lightning strike near Lincoln grew into a nearly 200-acre blaze today. The Arrastra Fire is burning in very steep terrain a few drainages west of the 1,800-acre Park Creek Fire.

Peri Suenram, public information officer for the Park Creek Fire, says the new blaze is on a steep, heavily timbered hillside burning through beetle-killed trees.

"It's still initial attack," Suenram says. "There are 30 people up on the hill and they are using a helicopter on it doing bucket work."