Crews battle 24-acre wildfire near Arlee

ARLEE - A lightning-caused wildfire burned more than 24 acres northwest of Arlee.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes said Wednesday that the fire has been contained and they're working on mop-up operations.

The Arlee Northwest Fire is located 2.5 miles northwest of town on the Flathead Indian Reservation, according to a Facebook post from the CSKT Division of Fire.

Two Type 6 engines and an 8 person hand crew were assigned to fight the fire and will work to build control lines around it and secure the fire lines with a burnout operation.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding this fire is ask to contact Division of Fire at: (406) 676-2550 or contact C.T. Camel, Fire Management Specialist, at: (406) 676-2550 ext. 6407 or email:

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