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Elk Creek fire

The Elk Hill fire is burning in grass, and in downfall within the perimeter of a wildfire from 2005, moving into stands of mature Douglas fir.

Trail closures are now in place near the roughly 1,000-acre Elk Hill fire in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, the U.S. Forest Service announced Sunday.

The trail closures include:

  • North Fork Sun River Trail No. 201 from the junction with No. 268 north to the junction with No. 231.1 (northwest of Cabin Creek cabin)
  • Circle Creek Trail No. 231 from the junction with No. 201 north to No. 231.1 and southeast to the junction with No. 208
  • Cabin Creek Admin. Connector No. 231.1 is closed in its entirety
  • Circle Creek Connector No. 268.1 is closed in its entirety

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The Elk Hill fire is actively burning near lower North Fork Sun River, southeast of the Forest Service cabin on Cabin Creek.

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Three helicopters are available to assist on-the-ground efforts when needed. Fire personnel will focus on structure protection of the Cabin Creek cabin.

The fire appears to have been started by a warming or campfire, but is under investigation.

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