Firefighters responding to wildfire Sunday on Mount Helena

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Firefighters are responding to a wildfire Sunday afternoon on Mount Helena.

Firefighters are responding to a wildfire Sunday afternoon on Mount Helena.

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Hand crews, water trucks, helicopters and a tanker jet are among the resources on the scene. 

The fire is just south of a neighborhood on Helena’s Westside. Officials said it was burning through grassland before getting into timber. 

No evacuation notices have been issued yet, according to the Lewis and Clark County/City of Helena 911 Center. 

A helicopter drops water on a wildfire burning on Mount Helena Sunday afternoon. 

Jesse Chaney, Independent Record

All trails on and leading to Mount Helena Park are closed. Spring Meadow Lake is also closed to assist with fire suppression efforts. 

“City Fire Chief Jon Campbell has requested that residents please stay out of the area and let emergency personnel work,” the city of Helena posted on Facebook. 

Officials have received a report of a civilian operating a drone in the area,

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