Little change seen in wildfire north of Missoula

Posted at 7:24 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 21:24:30-04

MISSOULA – A wildfire burning north of Missoula in the Rattlesnake Drainage continues to challenge firefighters on the ground.

Fire officials told MTN they are watching for strong winds and a dry cold front expected later Saturday evening that could increase fire activity on the 35-acre blaze.

Three helicopters have been dropping water onto the area. Crews are confident it will take boots on the ground to contain this fire.

There are 107 personnel working the blaze, which sits on very challenging terrain. The fire is 0% contained, and no structures are threatened at this time.

Smoke may be visible from the Upper Rattlesnake area and Missoula, and several trails are closed in the area.