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Hamilton Firemen Battle Grass Fires Tuesday Afternoon

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Smoke in the trees northwest of Hamilton Tuesday afternoon. (Fullerton Photo)
Hamilton Volunteer Firemen were busy throughout the day Tuesday, as warm temperatures and blue skies brought out the controlled burns that, with the afternoon wind, became out-of-control fires.

Shortly after 5 p.m. the firemen responded to a potentially dangerous fire on the northern edge of the fire district that had “gotten into the trees” northwest of Hamilton. Corvallis and Pinesdale Volunteer Fire Departments also sent trucks.

As they were fighting the fire, another call came in from the southern edge of the fire district in the Skalkaho area. A fire had spread and had begun to burn a power pole.

Both fires were extinguished.

The warning from the fire departments remains the same – Do not burn in the afternoons in the Bitterroot Valley! That’s when the winds shift in unpredictable directions and can quickly take a fire out of control.

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