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Update on the Red Shale Fire

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Fire rescue teams are seeing more success in containing the Red Shale fire that was reported on July 18, 2013.

The Lewis and Clark National Forest claims that the Red Shale fire is transitioning to a type four incident. The fire is still estimated to be at 9,294 acres with some minimal fire activity being reported on the north end just southwest of Rabbit Butte. Warmer and dryer weather with light winds is in the forecast for the next several days. Yesterday the on-site weather station reported a little more than 1/10 of an inch of rain to have fallen in the area to help crews.

Several trails along the Sun River Game Preserve and along the Continental Divide trail will remain closed for precautionary measures and safety reasons.

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