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Corral Fire

Corral fire rushes toward Green Meadow Drive

Corral fire rushes toward Green Meadow Drive

The Corral fire rushes toward Green Meadow Drive in June of 2012. More than 30 people may have to divide $1.3 million in insurance proceeds related to the fire.

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Scratchgravel Hills landowner sues over Corral fire near Helena

Scratchgravel Hills landowner sues over Corral fire near Helena

HELENA — A Scratchgravel Hills landowner has filed a lawsuit against a nearby neighbor for starting the Corral fire, which burned 1,863 acres of public and private land in the Helena area and destroyed four homes between June 26 and July 2 last summer.

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Fire spares homes

Fire spares homes

From the air, the fire mitigation done by homeowners at the end of Corral Road can be seen behind the first three houses on the left. The fire’s point of origin is on the top right.

June 29, 2012 8:34 amLoading…
Some think tree removal saved homes from Corral fire

Some think tree removal saved homes from Corral fire

SCRATCHGRAVEL HILLS — A few years ago, dead ponderosa pines covered the mountainsides of Scratchgravel Hills because of the mountain pine beetle epidemic that raced through the area.

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Heading home

Heading home

Joe Norris waits with his dog, Willie ,at the corner of Head Lane and Franklin Mine Road to return to his Corral Road home. On Thursday, authorities allowed residents back home, without an escort, for the first time since the fire started on Monday afternoon.

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Residents evacuated from Corral fire are homeward-bound

Residents evacuated from Corral fire are homeward-bound

HELENA -- The last evacuation orders from the Corral fire were lifted, and evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes at mid-day Thursday.

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Corral fire evacuees return home; officials advise caution

HELENA - The last evacuation orders from the Corral fire were lifted and evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes at mid-day Thursday. But, officials were quick to say they may have to leave again if the weather turns.

June 28, 2012 8:51 pmLoading…
Little left in Corral fire’s wake

Little left in Corral fire’s wake

HELENA - Officials say the Corral fire, which was sparked by a reignited controlled burn, is about 35 percent contained. The area charred remained steady Wednesday at 1,851 acres in the Scratchgravel Hills.

June 28, 2012 7:54 am Photos

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Scratch Gravel Fire

Scratch Gravel Fire

A plume of smoke billows above Helena Monday evening, afer a fire erupted in the Scratch Gravel Mountains.

June 26, 2012 2:31 pmLoading…
Corral fire

Corral fire

A resident on Sharptail Lane uses a garden hose to help extinguish logs and yard debris after a fire swept through his property Monday.

June 26, 2012 2:29 pmLoading…
Corral fire

Corral fire

Three helicopters were on hand to assist in the fight against the Corral Fire. The fire started on Sharptail Lane and had burned 700 acres by 11 p.m. Monday.

June 26, 2012 2:27 pmLoading…
Winds fan Corral Fire; more evacuations ordered

Winds fan Corral Fire; more evacuations ordered

More evacuations are being ordered due to heavy winds and increased activity with the Corral Fire in the Scratchgravel Hills northwest of Helena. Officials remind all those not involved in firefigthing to stay away from the fire, and all roads in the area.

June 26, 2012 6:28 am Photos

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Corral fire

Corral fire

West Valley Fire Department personnel move in as residents make the slow move down John G. Mine Road with a horse Monday afternoon.

June 26, 2012 6:23 amLoading…

Corral Fire burns three structures northwest of Helena

HELENA - A wildfire erupted in the Scratchgravel Hills northwest of Helena, sending a plume of black smoke skyward and prompting the evacuation of about 200 homes Monday.

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