More than 10 inches of snowfall blanketed the mountains of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, helping contain a wildfire burning in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
The Elk Hill fire, which consumed 1,086 acres, is 100 percent contained following last week’s snowfall, according to fire managers.
Fire personnel were monitoring the blaze as it quietly simmered after actively burning throughout last week. Due to minimal fire activity, some fire personnel and resources were released from the fire.
All trails were reopened to the public.
The fire was burning near lower North Fork Sun River, southeast of the Forest Service cabin on Cabin Creek. It was burning in grass and within the perimeter of a wildfire from 2005.
An initial investigation by the U.S. Forest Service has determined the fire started on the weekend of April 9 by a warming campfire.
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