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Sawtooth Fire Spared the Lodge and Towers

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Downing Mountain Lodge and the cell and broadcasting towers on Downing Mountain west of Hamilton. (KLYQ Photo)
When the smoke cleared for awhile Saturday morning, you could see some of the areas burned by the Sawtooth Fire on the face of Downing Mountain west of Hamilton.

One of the buildings that was rumored to have burned was the Downing Mountain Lodge, formerly known as the Grubstake Restaurant. People were still thinking it had burned even after photos appeared in the newspapers and on-line.

Saturday morning, you could see for yourself that it was still there. The many cellphone and broadcast towers above the building also were seen as the smoke cleared.

Forecasters are expecting another, smoke-clearing cold front to come through the area this week. The Bitterroot Valley residents are thankful for any thinning of the dense smoke that’s been hiding the mountains throughout September.

Management of the Sawtooth fire has been returned to crews from the Bitterroot National Forest.

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