FireWatch: Sunday, July 16 - KXLH.com | Helena, Montana

FireWatch: Sunday, July 16

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GOES-16 satellite image showing smoke plume from Park Creek Fire GOES-16 satellite image showing smoke plume from Park Creek Fire

The Lookout Fire was reported on Saturday morning and is burning about five miles west of Wolf Creek.

Fire officials say the lightning-sparked fire has burned nearly 400 acres in heavy beetle-killed lodgepole pine.

On Saturday, the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office ordered evacuations for 46 homes in the Lyons Creek Road area.

Sheriff Leo Dutton says strong winds were pushing the fire toward this area, prompting the evacuation order.

The American Red Cross has setup a temporary shelter for evacuees at Wolf Creek School, located at 150 Walsh Street in Wolf Creek.

The lightning-sparked Park Creek Fire has burned more than 275 acres several miles north of Lincoln. It is not threatening any homes at this time.

There have been no reports of injuries in any of the fires.

We have received numerous reports of smoke in and around Great Falls.

The smoke is coming from the Park Creek Fire that is burning north of Lincoln in Lewis & Clark County.

There are no fires in the vicinity of Great Falls.

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