Fire near Holter Lake grows to 3,500 acres, homes evacuated
September 11, 2009
A fire that started near some RV campers on Holter Lake north of Helena has burned about 3,500 acres and an evacuation order has been issued for about 125 homes. Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said he ordered the evacuations of all homes and campgrounds along Beartooth Road at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He said many of the residences are vacation homes and were unoccupied. About 40 homes were evacuated and only a handful of residents decided to stay. The Indian Trail fire, which started near the Indian Trail campground Wednesday, has burned some RV trailers and forced...