- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A fire north of Lincoln in the Helena National Forest has burned about a square mile and prompted evacuations, but no homes are immediately threatened.

Fire spokeswoman Kari Cobb tells The Great Falls Tribune (https://goo.gl/4Vgo5C ) the fire grew from 160 acres to a square mile Thursday because of windy conditions and warm temperatures. It is headed up a canyon, away from town and in the direction of a burn scar left by a fire in 2003.

Officials ordered the mandatory evacuation of 12 cabins on state land on Landers Fork of the Blackfoot River northeast of Lincoln. The cabins are secondary homes, and one person was home at the time.

About 15 to 20 primary and secondary homes east of Landers Fork are under an advisory evacuation.


Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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