Wildfire sparks in Birdseye area near Helena

Nolan Lister

An active wildfire in the Birdseye area started Tuesday afternoon, according to Birdseye Volunteer Fire Chief Kyle Sturgill-Simon.

Sturgill-Simon said the size of the fire is not yet determined. It is located near the intersection of Birdseye Road and Echo Drive northwest of Helena. 

A road closure has been established at the intersection.

Sturgill-Simon asked civilians to avoid the area to allow fire fighting personnel space to work.

He also said mutual aid is responding in addition to BVFD. 

This story will be updated.

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