Sunday wildfire in Brasher under DEC investigation
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 5:24 pm

BRASHER -- The Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating a Sunday wildfire in Brasher that burned less than a half acre of land.

DEC officials said the fire was Sunday on Smith Road and burned .3 acres.

“On Oct. 15, DEC Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Kevin Riggs informed Forest Ranger Wil Benzel of a wildfire on Brasher Hill State Forest that had started from a burning pile of garbage,” DEC said in a news release. “Benzel and the Helena Fire Department were able to contain the fire to 0.3 acres despite high winds in the area.”

No property was damaged in the blaze, according to DEC.

An investigation into the dumping of garbage and the start of the fire is continuing, DEC said.