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Aug 14, 2012 10:35 PM by Dax VanFossen - MTN News

Crews make quick attack of wildfire near Kalispell

KALISPELL- A fire sparked up Tuesday just west of Kalispell on farm land, between two farm properties located on Three Mile Drive.

Fire officials say the blaze burned between seven and 10 acres of brush and grass in a creek bed.

The West Valley Fire Department, South Kalispell Fire Department, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation engines and helicopter are still working to put this fire out.

The fire spread quickly in size because of the high winds in the area, but no homes were in immediate danger.

"We got on it pretty quick, we've stopped the fire from really progressing, our problem's gonna be just right down here in the creek bottom, getting all that put out. That's about the only threat that could come across here, but it's gonna be slow moving. But we got the helicopter out here from DNRC doing bucket drops, to knock it down as much as they can, before we go in," Russell Sappington with the South Kalispell Fire Department explained.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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