Trail 467 Fire holding at 20 acres

The Trail 467 Fire burning southeast of Lincoln in the Poorman Creek area is being held at 20 acres according to the last report from Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest officials.

That despite 35 mph winds in the area. With assistance from a bulldozer and some helicopters, the fire spread has been kept to a minimum and nearly 60 percent of the fire perimeter had some level of line around it.

Firefighters continued to construct and improve that fireline yesterday, while heavy equipment assisted in creating fuel breaks to minimize additional fire movement.

That fire is burning in dense timber and thick brush, and a pre-evacuation notice remains in place for residents in the McQuithy Gulch and Marsh Creek areas. There is also a temporary closure that prohibits any entry into and use of all area trails and roads.