Wildfire Near Swan Lake Spreads to 250 Acres

By Beacon Staff

A northwestern Montana wildfire has burned 250 acres of state and U.S. Forest Service land southeast of Swan Lake.

It’s one of several small wildfires that broke out this weekend after a cool, wet spring delayed Montana’s fire season.

A type 3 incident command team will take control of the South Fork Lost Creek Fire on Monday.

Smoke is visible from Swan Lake, but the fire is not threatening any structures.

A 140-acre fire in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area has closed some trails. A Flathead National Forest spokeswoman says the fire is moderate and smoke jumpers were on the scene Sunday.

Farther south, fire crews have been able to hold a weekend wildfire near Seeley Lake to 23 acres.

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.