Posted: Aug 2, 2013 5:23 PM by Katy Harris-KXLF News
Updated: Aug 2, 2013 6:33 PM
Last night's powerful thunderstorm caused damage in Twin Bridges and surrounding towns, but it actually helped fire fighters on the Moose Meadows Fire.
The Forest Service says the storm brought heavy rain showers and half-inch sized hail that soaked fuels and reduced fire behavior.
Fire crews had to retreat from the fire when lightning moved through the area.
Helicopters were moved away from the helibase during the storm to avoid any damage.
The fire has remains at 3,400 acres burned, the same as yesterday.
There is now a 30 percent containment, compared to 20 percent yesterday.