American Fork Fire grows to more than 8,300 acres

  • Source: KPAX-TV CBS/CW+ 8 Missoula
  • Published: 07/21/2021 12:00 AM

The American Fork Fire has burned an estimated 8,334 acres as of Wednesday morning, an increase of more than 3,000 acres since Tuesday morning; there is no containment yet on the fire. The fire is burning about 24 miles southwest of Harlowton in the White Sulphur Springs Ranger District of the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest. There have been no reported injuries or damaged structures. The lightning-sparked fire was reported on July 17th. There are 85 personnel assigned to the fire, along with numerous engines and dozers, with more on order. A Type II team will be in-briefed on Wednesday evening and take over the fire operations on Friday morning.


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