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Firefighters Stop Progress of Fire Near Stimson Mill

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Fire crews stopped a fire from spreading on a hillside near the Stimson Mill in Bonner, an area they say is located in extreme high fire danger.

The blaze only burned 5 to 10 acres and did not threaten any structures. It took six engines, 65 firefighters, and two helicopters to get the fire under control. The Fire Prevention Coordinator from the DNRC, Cindy Super, said they used almost all available resources because they wanted to maintain the fire before winds picked up.

"The wind's always a big factor so that's something we'll be watching later this afternoon as we start to see winds," said Super. "There's some tree working, so they'll continue working on it, bringing buckets in and like I said, there's folks up there now working to put line around it."

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire officials warn the public to be cautious with all sources of ignition because Missoula County is in "very high fire danger."

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