Fire Near Dayton was Human-Caused
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 21, 2017
An investigation is ongoing into the cause of a wildfire in the Tongue River Canyon Sunday.
Forest Service and Dayton Volunteer Fire Department firefighters responded to the fire, which was reported by a hiker at about 3:00 p.m. Sunday.
As of Monday, the fire has burned about 30 acres in timber and grass on a dry, south slope about two miles west of the forest boundary along the Tongue River Canyon Trail. The human-caused fire will be investigated as firefighters mop up.
The Forest Service reminds everyone to be careful with campfires. Snow has melted from south-facing slopes and until green up occurs, last season’s dry grass is tinder for sparks from campfires or other burning material.