POLSON - UPDATE: Crews are continuing to battle the Horseshoe Fire burning 140-acres near Polson Thursday.

According to a Facebook post from the Sanders County Wildland Fire Information, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe Division of Fire says the fire is located 10-miles southwest of Polson in a Ponderosa pine and juniper stand along the Flathead River banks. CSKT Division of Fire says an unattended campfire caused the blaze.

On Wednesday, crews noticed interior fire activity with single tree torching. Helicopters performed bucket work over hotspots, according to CSKT Division of Fire.

Currently, a crew of 49 people are working to put out the fire with miscellaneous overhead, three type-six engines and one type-two Initial Attack Crew. The fire is 20-percent contained.

At this time, there are no evacuations, nor structures at risk.

Hot temperatures are forecasting in the 95 to 100-degree range Thursday with temperatures in the 75 to 80-degree range in the ridges. Winds are projected to blow four to 8-miles-per hour in the afternoon and humidity is at 11 to 19-percent.


POLSON - According to the Finely Point/Yellow Bay Fire Department, the fire is burning 10 miles southwest of Polson in a ponderosa pine and juniper stand along the banks of the Flathead River.

This fire is being called the Horseshoe Fire and was reported on July 28 at about 2 p.m. The fire is a type 4 incident and currently under investigation.

There are currently 45 personnel assigned to the fire including miscellaneous overhead, three type 6 engines, one 20 man type 2 initial attack crew, five single engine air tankers, and two helicopters.

Right now there are no evacuations and no structures threatened. The fire is estimated to be at 20 acres and is 0-percent contained.

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