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Firefighters contain flare-up in East Fork Fire


September 11, 2017

The East Fork Fire ignited a nearly 400-acre flare-up Friday afternoon after embers were carried past containment lines, prompting responsive action from Type 3 Team fire management members and multiple volunteers and volunteer fire departments, officials said.

The flare-up, which sparked on private land near the junction of Clear Creek Road and Sucker Creek Road in Blaine County about 2 p.m. Friday, was contained within four hours that same day, Incident Commander Don Pyrah of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation said this morning.

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