Rattlesnake Fire at 64-percent containment

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The Rattlesnake Fire in Sanders County, which started Thursday, Aug. 30, is currently under investigation. (Photo courtesy of Division of Fire)

The Rattlesnake Fire, located 10 miles northeast of Hot Springs, measured at 1,374 acres and was 64 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, according to The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire.

In a press release Tuesday, DOF shared that 179 personnel are assigned to the Type-3 incident.

The fire, which suspiciously began Thursday, Aug. 30, is burning in grass and timber along a steep, west-facing slope.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

A small burnout operation was planned for the west flank of the fire on Tuesday.

Roads near the fire are closed until further notice, including:

Rattlesnake Gulch Road, Sullivan 3000 Road, Deep Draw 4000 Road, Irvine (Elmo) 1000 Road, and the Irvine (Windy Gap) 1000 Road.

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