Aug 18, 2013 4:17 PM by KPAX News Staff

Lightning sparks several Western Montana wildfires

MISSOULA - Officials say that several wildfires developed Saturday night into Sunday morning across Western Montana, with most of them believed to have been sparked by lightning.

One blaze is burning about two miles south of Turah, with the Lolo National Forest spokesman Boyd Hartwig telling us that is the most active and most challenging of the new blazes.

Hartwig says it's hoped several engines can be used to attack the fire and an effort will be made to call in air support to drop retardant on the fire, which was discovered Sunday morning.

(photo courtesy of Jennifer Slayden)

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