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Superior Residents Worry For The Future Of Their Homes

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A mandatory evacuation is in place for at least 30 homes near Superior as a wildfire continues to grow, and fast. As of Monday evening, the fire had charred 700 of acres of grass on steep hillsides.

Superior residents lined I-90 on Tuesday, watching crews work to contain the flames of the West Mullan Fire, about two miles northwest of Superior.

"It's kind of frightening, because it's moving fast, and it's up high," said long-time Superior resident Sheelia Miller.

Miller was among the crowd of onlookers. She's lived in the area for decades, and after experiencing a handful of fires in the town, she's worried for the future of her community.

"We live six miles on the other part of town, and it makes me worried for everyone in there," Miller said.

The fire started around 5 p.m. Sunday, right where the Lolo National Forest meets private property.

"The fire had already, due to wind and hot conditions, had already taken off already," said Tawnya Brummett of the Superior Ranger District.

Brummett said fire crews main priority while battling the blaze is protecting homes and property.

"Our strategy will be perimeter control, and when fuels and topography allow, we will try to contain the perimeter as much as possible," Brummett said.

While crews continue to try to contain the blaze, all residents like Miller can do is hope.

"We're worried for lives, and homes and the community," Miller said.

The West Mullan fire is 0% contained. The cause is under investigation. Mandatory evacuations are in place for about 30 homes in the Flat Creek and Pardee Creek areas.

For all of the updates as firefighters try to get this fire under control, head to inciweb.

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