Montana Forest Fire Still Raging
HELENA – July 23, 2018
The Forest fire in Montana has still proven unstoppable, causing serious problems for local inhabitants and authorities, local media reports.
Firefighters were battling two blazes in the Kootenai National Forest Saturday.
The Highway 37 Fire near Libby is currently burning across 46 acres, according to Kootenai Public Information Officer Dellora Gauger. That’s similar to its size yesterday. Gauger said it had experienced “minimal growth” and that this trend was expected to continue, provided that winds remain low.
Many local highways are closed due to the disaster, which makes it difficult to reach some villages and small towns in the region.