The West Marshall Creek Fire is currently burning in very rugged terrain several miles from Seeley Lake. Fire Information Officer with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Paula Short says fire crews are hiking into the area this afternoon, while the fire has been aggressively attacked with helicopter water drops and retardant drops from slurry bombers.

Short says firefighters are watching the weather as thunderstorms, lightning and strong winds will be heading through the area Monday afternoon and evening. So far, the fire has burned between thirty-five and fifty acres, and is burning in beetle-killed timber.

DNRC Fire Information Officer Paula Short