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Miller Creek Fire Is 30% Contained

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Firefighters are mopping up a fire that caused a temporary evacuation of 60 homes in Miller Creek Sunday night.

The fire is now 30% contained. It's about 161-acres, burning on the east side of the Bitterroot River near Lolo.

Fire officials said it was likely ignited by lighting, and burned quickly through dry grass because of the high winds. Fire officials said even though the weather is starting to cool off, fire season is not over yet.

"Hopefully we'll get a significant amount of moisture that's going to come in, but people still need to be cautious when they're out in the forest around here, and obviously if we get some more lightening it could start a fire," said Miler Creek Incident Commander, Mike Noel.

No evacuation orders are currently in place. The fire is now being managed by a type three crew, assisted by a type two helicopter.

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