Help on way to Bear Paw Fire


Last updated 9/7/2022 at 6:41pm

Courtesy Hill County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Amanda Frickel

Flames are seen from a fire burning on Mount Baldy this afternoon.

6:30 p.m.

A post on Bear Paw Ski Bowl's Facebook page about 6:10 p.m. reported that help was on the way to the fire in the Bear Paw Mountains.

The post said two tankers were en route from Missoula and another coming from Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. The post said the lead plane was en route as well as two single-engine tankers from Lewistown. The post said two helicopters were on scene.

3:39 p.m.

Beaver Creek Park personnel said the park is on an evacuation notice due to the fire on Mount Baldy.

People on the park have not been ordered to evacuate yet, just a warning has been issued, but if the fire continues to move toward the park an evacuation could be started.

Information about the situation on Rocky Boy, and if evacuations were occurring, were not available to Havre Daily News at the time of this post.

3:25 p.m.

Hill County DES Coordinator Amanda Frickel said they are putting out an advisory for people to stay off of Taylor Road from Beaver Creek Park to Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation due to the fire on Mount Baldy.

Frickel said she was en route to the scene and would update Havre Daily New as information became available.

3:12 p.m.

Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson told the Havre Daily News that a "major" fire was burning on Mount Baldy on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and moving toward Beaver Creek Park.

Peterson said the gusty winds this afternoon were pushing the fire toward the park.

No additional details were available at the time of this post.

Watch for updates here and more in Thursday's edition of Havre Daily News


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