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    Posted July 25, 2013 by
    UofMBadDice
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    Missoula, Montana
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    Wildfires blazing near you

    Mill Creek Fire at zero percent containment

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     UofMBadDice, a journalism student at the University of Montana, shot these photos July 25. He was less than a mile from the edge of the quick-moving fire that broke out on Thursday.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Sparks from a lawn mower started the now almost 600-acre fire just outside Missoula. The fire, now named the Mill Creek Fire jumped from about 100 acres to almost 600 acres in an hour’s time.
    Montana DNRC, US Forest Service, Missoula Rural Fire, Missoula City Fire, and Frenchtown Rural Fire have all responded to the fire. According to Montana DNRC Fire Information Officer, Cindy Super, “the fire is at zero percent containment”, as of 7pm.
    At approximately 10 pm an air reconnaissance will fly over the fire to evaluate containment and formulate a plan, according to Super.
    There is a voluntary evacuation in effect for surrounding homes. All roads leading to the affected homes have been blocked to through traffic and the skies above the area are filled with firefighting aircraft. At least three helicopters are drawing water from ponds in the area as bombers drop water and retardant on the fire. There is even a single engine air tanker helping with the effort.

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