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Fire that caused evacuations near Ennis fully contained

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Chilly weather is helping Montana firefighters.

The Wigwam Fire forced evacuations earlier this month and burned a little over 4,000 acres. Crews now report 100-percent containment on the blaze.

The nearby Monument Fire stands at just over 6,600 acres and is considered 56 percent contained.

Both fires received nearly a quarter of an inch of rain Monday, which officials say slowed fire growth significantly.

Due to the recent precipitation and cooler weather conditions, Stage 1 fire restrictions for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will be rescinded Wednesday.

Although Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted, visitors to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest are reminded to continue to be careful with fire.

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