Fire caught early at Birch Creek Center, north of Dillon

2012-06-25T21:55:00Z Fire caught early at Birch Creek Center, north of Dillon Montana Standard staff Montana Standard
June 25, 2012 9:55 pm  • 

A fire was caught early and put out Monday evening close to the University of Montana Western’s Birch Creek Outdoor Education Center northwest of Dillon, a U.S. Forest Service official said.

The fire was caught when it was two acres and was burning close to the Bender Conference Center at the Birch Creek complex, said Peri Suenram, acting Butte and Jefferson district ranger for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. She said the initial attack crew snuffed out the fire.

Cause of the fire was unknown as of Monday evening.

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