Crews expect to have fire near Northport contained by Sunday
Mop-up work on Nine Mile Bridge Fire expected to start Monday
Sunday is the firefighters expect to have the Nine Mile Bridge fire near Northport fully contained.
The wildfire near the Canadian border was about 20 percent contained as of Saturday morning. It started earlier in the week after a lightning strike and flared up on Thursday when high winds swept through the area.
The fire wasn't threatening any buildings. It's burning on the west slope on the east side of Little Sheep Creek, a popular camping and hunting spot in the area.
If fire crews can contain the fire on Sunday, they expect to go into mopup mode on Monday. Helicopters dumped water on the fire on Friday as crews worked to build a line around the perimeter.