RONAN – The Moss Ranch Fire burning in the Mission Valley has grown to over 4,800 acres.
The lightning-caused blaze is located 14 miles southwest of Ronan on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
It is being managed by a local Type III Incident Management Team and there are 170 personnel assigned to the incident.
The blaze is burning in grass and timber along a steep, rocky, rugged terrain. No structures or other infrastructure are threatened at this time.
High winds are forecasted on Saturday and crews will focus on hotspots that are near the fire’s perimeter. The Nenemay Road, FB-1000 and FB-4000 Road remain closed near the fire.
The CSKT Division of Fire reports Friday’s planned burnout operation was a success and that the control lines held.