Mount Helena fire 8/17/59
people and a generation." Mount Helena Fire Is Controlled A grass fire beginning at about 1:30 p.m. today on a foot hill of Mounl Helena, was brought under control at 2 p.m. after blackening almost 15 acres of the tinder-dry tinder-dry tinder-dry slope. The blaze reached the head of Adam street before the efforts of all on-duty on-duty on-duty city firemen, three trucks, police and a dozen forest service employes extinguished it some 50 feet from the residence of Ben Moore, 501 Adams. City fire department and forest service officials said that the presence of a street prevented the fire from advancing further and causing possible damage to numerous numerous residences. The fire was apparently man-caused, man-caused, man-caused, but definite definite source has not been established. established. Three Borate drops by air-pfanes air-pfanes air-pfanes from Mi'ssouia were or dered by the local forest service lire dispaleher. A pumper from the Helena area was also ordered, but was found to be unnecessary and the order cancelled. Borate drops frum Missoula and a pumper from the Helena area were ordered, but canceled, win found to be unnecessary. Spectators flocked to the area while (he blaie was still raging out of control. Many nearbv | dents brought garden hoses to the j scene, aiding the fire department! whose apparatus was ineffective through lack of hydrants and|tana pumping tactiiues.