By Roger Dey

Cool, wet weather helps dampen area fires; Flesher Acres evacuation lifted


Last updated 8/14/2019 at 11:50am

Roger Dey

One Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane lifts off from the pond behind Bouma Post Yard after filling its tank as a second Skycrane waits above to fill up. The helicopters were busy making round trips between the Bouma ponds and the Horsefly Fire Thursday Aug. 8.

Mike Almas' Type 2 Incident Management Team bid farewell to Lincoln as they handed over management of the Horsefly and Nevada Creek fires to Shane Martin's Central Montana Type 3 Incident Management Team Tuesday morning, following a stretch of cool, rainy weekend that allowed firefighters to make significant progress in their efforts on both fires.

The cooling trend that started late last week...

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