Posted: Jun 25, 2012 7:55 PM by MTN News
Updated: Jun 26, 2012 7:29 AM
HELENA - Fire officials are using the name "Corral fire" to refer to the wildfire burning northwest of Helena.
The fire was initially reported at 4:16pm off Franklin Mine Road in the Scratchgravel Hills area.
The Montana DNRC is managing the blaze in unified command with Lewis & Clark County.
Three DNRC helicopters are currently working the blaze and two airtankers are ordered, along with additional crews and equipment.
Information on evacuations and closures is available through Lewis & Clark County Disaster & Emergency Services, which has activated their Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The number for the EOC is 406-447-1605.
An evacuation center has been set up at the First Assembly of God Church, 2210 Dodge Avenue.
Photo above shared with MTN KXLH by Chris Denning