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Firefighters from around the Helena Valley responded to multiple wildfires off Birdseye Road northwest of Helena on Wednesday morning.

Three separate fires were reported along Birdseye around 11 a.m. between Chapparal and Hidden Valley roads, about 5 miles northwest of the city limits, according to Chris Spliethof, acting field management officer with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

DNRC sent two helicopters and four engines, and the Forest Service also sent engines, to help the rural fire departments. 

Firefighters attack multiple fires along Birdseye Rd. Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters attack multiple fires along Birdseye Road on Wednesday afternoon.

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No evacuations were ordered, according to Capt. Brent Colbert with the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office. However, the occupants of two houses in direct proximity to the fires were alerted and left voluntarily.

By Friday afternoon, crews were mopping up the fires, which totaled a couple of acres. No structures were damaged. 

The cause is still under investigation.

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Reporter Tom Kuglin can be reached at 447-4076 @IR_TomKuglin

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