According to the Ravalli County Sheriff's Office severe weather in the area caused lightening strikes and a small fire to start in the areas of Sweeny Creek, Eight mile and St Marys Mountain. Forest Service has been dispatched to combat the fire.
The Bitterroot Valley is under a severe weather warning with winds in the valley up to 60 miles per hour. The storm is estimated to hit Stevensville by 4:40 p.m. this afternoon.
The Ravalli County Sheriff's Office asks people to be cautious and stay safe.