The photo above was taken Sunday by state employees from a Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation helicopter during the initial attack of the Albert fire west of Missoula on the south side of the Clark Fork River.
It is a very interesting photo, in that you can see what appear to be multiple spot fires. How many can you count?
The spread of the fire was halted at 75 acres Sunday night, but firefighters still have a lot of work to do on the fire. They credit their success to a quick and aggressive initial attack with single engine air tankers, helicopters, and ground resources who could take advantage of the aerial attack.
Here is one other photo also taken from the helicopter:
Thanks go out to Chris