DARBY, Montana (NEWS CENTER) - Maine Forest Rangers have been stationed in Montana since mid-July to help battle wildfires.

On July 20, crews began fighting a 1-acre fire that was ignited by a lightning strike in the Bitterroot National Forest. The Maine Forest Rangers reported that the fire was .8 of a mile uphill with an elevation shift from 4,120 feet to 5069 feet.

The Forest Rangers have said that they are healthy, working hard, and in great spirits.