The operations division continues to assess and develop a structure protection plan for 20 structures located outside of the fire’s perimeter. Numerous additional cabins and historical mining structures continue to be identified within a 5-mile radius of the fire area. The fire was mapped by air at 300 acres. The increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. A helicopter and additional ground resources arrived on the fire Wednesday. However, a heavy fuel load, steep and rugged terrain, along with low relative humidity and erratic winds continue to challenge fire resources. A community meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, at 6:30 pm at the Winninghoff Park Ice Rink in Philipsburg – 106 Stockton Street.   Additional Fire Information and Links:  Public Information Line: 406-290-3603  Goat Fire Email:  Smoke: Multiple wildfires in the area are creating smoky conditions across Granite County and impacting the communities of Drummond, the…

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