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Crucifixion Creek Fire has burned about 150 acres

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The lightning-sparked Crucifixion Creek Fire has burned about 150 acres as of Thursday.

It is located about 15 miles southwest of Heart Butte in the Badger Two Medicine area.

The fire was spotted on August 11 by an aerial detection flight. 

U.S. Forest Service officials said in a press release that the fire is fairly remote and located in the Badger Two medicine area, within miles of the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. 

Fire management officials on the Rocky Mountain Ranger District and the Incident Commander Type 4 are managing the fire with a confine and contain strategy in place. 

The landscape consists of rough terrain in heavy timber and rocky, discontinuous vegetation. Possibility of thunderstorms are predicted for the rocky mountain front on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

“A long term management plan has been developed for coordination of management actions throughout the duration of the fire’s activity,” said Mike Munoz, Rocky Mountain District Ranger. “The safety of fire personnel is the number one priority, along with the public.” 

Trail closures are in place along trail #104 South Fork of Badger trail from the junction with trail #144 (Goat Mountain) south to the junction with trail #147 (Muskrat Creek), near Badger Pass, as well as trail #145 Elbow Creek and trail #146 Blue Lake Spur (along the Crucifixion Creek drainage) that are closed in their entirety.  

Incident Commander Type 4 and 3 fire personnel are working from the Badger Cabin Administrative site to monitor the fire. There is no threat to any homes or structures at this time.

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