Posted: Jul 19, 2013 8:09 PM by MTN News
The Red Shale Fire is burning in the western portion of Lewis & Clark County.
It has burned about three acres in the Bob Marshall Wilderness; it is located in the footprint of the 1988 Gates Park Fire.
Fire officials say that it is not threatening homes or buildings.
Lewis & Clark National Forest officials are sending in a five-person team to hike in and assess and monitor the fire and will develop a a long-term plan for managing it.