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Montana Wildfire Update For July 31, 2020

Map of the Magpie Rock Fire near Dixon, July 31, 2020.
Map of the Magpie Rock Fire near Dixon, July 31, 2020.

A large wildfire on the Flathead Indian Reservation continues to grow. The Magpie Rock Fire near Dixon has burned 3,100 acres as of Friday afternoon.

According to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire, the Magpie Rock Fire remains extremely active and is zero percent contained. Over 300 firefighters are now on the scene and aircraft continue to dump water on hotspots. No structures are threatened.

Officials last updated information on the Horseshoe Fire near Polson Thursday. The fire had burned 140 acres along the Flathead River at the time. No structures are threatened.

The Clear Creek Fire near Perma was listed as 100 percent contained after burning roughly 350 acres.

The Whistle Creek Fire in Sweet Grass County was also listed as contained Friday.

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