Wind spreads fire near Foy’s Lake

October 10, 2018

An out-of-control fire off Foy’s Lake Road in Kalispell endangered at least one home on Tuesday afternoon.

The fire torched a field and several trees before firefighters arrived from West Valley, South Kalispell and the Forest Service. Multiple engines and a Hot Shot crew were ordered, and structure protection was in progress, according to the Kalispell Interagency Dispatch Center.

Homeowner Paul Roybal, who lives on Roybals Way told the Inter Lake the fire may have originated from a neighbor’s burnpile.

The fire reportedly burned to within 30 feet of Roybal’s yard and less than 100 feet from his home.

Crews were still on the scene Tuesday afternoon.

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