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West Mullan Fire 1 A helicopter prepares a water drop in Water Gulch as flames climb the gulch’s east side at the West Mullan fire near Superior on Monday. The West Mullan fire started Sunday afternoon and rapidly expanded to 700 acres by Monday morning. Firefighters worked to burn out the southwest side of the fire to create a buffer zone for nearby homes.
West Mullan Fire 2A Neptune Aviation P2V air tanker drops fire retardant at the base of Charette Gulch while battling the West Mullan fire on Monday.
West Mullan Fire 3Helicopter crews worked well into the evening Monday while trying to get control of the West Mullan fire.
West Mullan Fire 4Hugh Warford, task force leader for Montana Mutual Aid-Bitterroot Valley, de-briefs firefighters from several different departments at the end of the day on Monday. Warford commented that there were firefighters on the fire from Pinesdale, Corvallis, Stevensville and Florence as part of the mutual aid program.
West Mullan Fire 6Alex and Nate Auer watch helicopters fight the West Mullan fire from Southside Road on Monday evening.
West Mullan Fire 7A firefighter uses a drip torch to start backfires in the grass above West Mullan Road while battling the 4,150-acre West Mullan fire in Superior on Thursday. The backfires are used to keep the main wildfire away from homes and structures.
West Mullan Fire 8An Eastgate fire crew from Helena waters neighborhoods as fires burned directly above Superior.
West Mullan Fire 9Michelle Dahinden and her poodle Chipshot wait and watch as the West Mullan fire creeps toward her home in Superior on Thursday.
West Mullan Fire 10Firefighter Todd Weidbusch looks up from watering homes and businesses as flames torch trees above Superior on Thursday.
West Mullan Fire 11A helicopter works to put out hot spots along cliff walls above West Mullan Road on Thursday.
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