Fire crews work on 2 fires in the Bitterroot Valley


MISSOULA, Mont. - Fire crews are working on two fires caused by lightning storms that went through the Bitterroot Valley, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

Both fires were discovered by workers at the Sula Peak Lookout.

The North Trapper fire was reported on Monday and the Sula Creek fire on Tuesday.

Both fires have been kept small, and at this time there are no concerns.

The North Trapper fire is 1.2 acres, burning in rocks and timber on the lower third of the mountain. Currently there are 10 firefighters on scene.

The Sula Creek fire is 1/10 acre, staffed with five firefighters. There was a line put around the fire, and it was called contained last night.

Fire Danger is currently "moderate" in the Bitterroot National Forest.