MISSOULA - Two fires were ignited on Mount Jumbo as a result of a lightning storm that hit the Missoula area Monday night.
Missoula Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources and Conservation were able to quickly extinguish the fires. Both fires grew to one-tenth of an acre.
According to Jordan Koppen, a fire prevention specialist for the DRNC, said one of the fires was caused by lightning. The other fire is still under investigation, but "most likely" started by lightning.
Additional storms are expected to roll through Western Montana Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Fire crews around the state are urging people to report any signs of smoke immediately.