Lightning Ignites the Lost Horse Fire in the Bitterroot
Two helicopters were dropping water on the lightning caused Lost Horse Fire Friday evening.
Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest said the 6 acre fire was 10 miles southwest of Hamlton near Brandy Peak in the Bitterroot Mountains.
He said the fire is in extremely steep terrain near the top of a ridge. It is believed to be holdover lightning strike from Wednesday's early morning storms.
Rappellers, fire fighters who are trained to drop near a fire from ropes on a helicopter, are en route to the fire.
The wind has been moving the fire toward the east in the Darby Ranger District.