A 20-man crew along with air-support is attacking the 345 acre Clear Creek Fire on the Flathead Indian Reservation near Perma, MT. The fire is 60 percent contained. The incident is still under investigation, but is believed to have been started by rock quarry equipment. No structures are threatened. Weather in the area is expected to be hot and windy with gusts up to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon.
In southeast Montana the Bureau of Land Management Wednesday implemented Stage 1 fire restrictions for its lands in Powder River County that take effect July 24. Campfires are not permitted outside established sites, and smoking is limited to vehicles, inside buildings or on paved surfaces.