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Crews respond to fire along Turk Road near Helena

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Helena area fire departments responded to a fire near Turk Road on Sunday morning.

The fire ignited in the area between Marysville and Birdseye Roads off of Turk Road at around 11 a.m.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, a tree was struck by lightning last night and the fire started this morning due to the heat.

Fire crews from Birdseye, Marysville, the DNRC, and air resources responded.

Eight fire engines and tenders pumped water on the area. 

Officials said about half an acre burned and crews are mopping up the area.

Incident Commander Chris Spliethof said the fire will continue to be monitored. 

"The fire is looking good right now. It's not called out, we wont call it for a few days till we've been up and checked it multiple times especially with the heat and weather we've been having," Spliethof said. "It's contained right now, it's looking very good. We're just mopping up some hot spots right now."

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