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Mustang Fire Hit by Wind and Lightning, But No Rain

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Tuesday’s storm clouds brought rain to Missoula, but missed the areas of the region that need it most.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Michelle Mead says that the system moved just south of Idaho’s wildfires.

The storm brought lightning and winds for “about an hour and a half, they were close enough that the firefighters had to take cover, but not close enough to provide any relief to the fire as far as rain is concerned.”

Meteorologist Michelle Mead:

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The Mustang Complex on the other side of Lost Trail pass has ravaged over 99,100 acres so far, coughing up skies of smoke that have pushed into Montana’s Valleys. 510 firefighters are currently battling that fire which has a high chance of spreading further over extremely difficult terrain. The estimated Containment date for the Mustang complex isn’t until the end of September.

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