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Jul 24, 2012 11:13 PM by KPAX - MTN News

Fire near Rogers Pass now at 85% containment

The 43-acre Joe's Mountain fire, near mile marker 95 on Highway 200, is now at 85% containment, according to Paula Short with the Forestry Division of the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation.

If crews hold the fire through the active burning period, they could fully contain the fire by Wednesday.

The fire was reported at 7 am on Tuesday, after a structure fire in the Rogers Pass area spread to the forest.

More than 40 firefighters are constructing lines and mopping up the fire as of Tuesday evening.

There are no reports of any road closures due to the fire.

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