Wildland fire reported near Birdseye Road west of Helena

Wildland fire reported near Birdseye Road west of Helena
Posted at 5:25 PM, Jun 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 10:48:35-04

FINAL UPDATE — The Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office reports the fire is 100% contained. It burned around 3 acres in total.

No structures were lost in the fire and the Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

UPDATE 6:00 P.M. — Fire personnel estimates the wildland fire to be around 2-3 acres in size.

Two homes in the immediate vicinity of the incident have been evacuated as a precaution.

A helicopter dropping water is assisting numerous wildland attack units in suppression efforts.

Crews believe they have a good handle on the fire at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY — A wildland fire was reported near Birdseye Road northwest of Helena shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton told MTN that multiple fire agencies and law enforcement are responding to the area of Three Mile Road.

The fire is currently burning in grass and timber. There is no estimated size or potential cause at this time.

Dutton says crews are working to “get ahead” of the fire.

This is a developing story and we will provide updates as they become available.