Despite responding to 20 new fires since last Monday, no new restrictions are in place on the Bitterroot National Forest.
Greg Jacobson, an assistant fire management officer, told Ravalli County Commissioners this week that most of the new starts - mainly from lightning - are out, helped in part by the recent showers.
"We have had enough moisture come through. That's really helped us out," Jacobson said.
The majority of the wildfires were held to one-tenth of an acre. Eight firefighters are working on the White Cap Fire, which is covers 4 acres in the West Fork, and was expected to be contained Tuesday.
"They've pretty much completed the containment efforts they can safely do on the steep and rocky terrain. It's likely they'll come off this afternoon," Tod McKay, the Bitterroot forest's public affairs officer, said on Tuesday. "There's not a lot of fuel their; just a few trees burning in rock screes against the sheer faces of canyons."
Due to inaccessible terrain, the Bitterroot forest is monitoring the 15-acre Vance Mountain Fire in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho.
"The terrain is too tough to put firefighters in there," Jacobson said, adding that while the BitterrootValley has been fairly lucky, neighboring forests are seeing more activity.
A new fire was discovered Tuesday on Brandy Peak, about three miles west of the Lost Horse Observation Point. The one-acre fire is on the edge of the wilderness, but five firefighters rapelled from a helicopter to the ground to work on it, and a helicopter also is dropping buckets of water.