House Fire Causes Montana Wildfire

1,700-acre wildfire was pushed by winds

 

 

LAME DEER, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire sparked by a house fire prompted evacuations in southeastern Montana before it was contained.

The Billings Gazette reports that the fire, estimated at 1,700 acres (688 hectares) spread from a house fire northwest of Lame Deer on Sunday, pushed by strong winds.

Rosebud County Sheriff Allen Fulton said the fire reached into the town on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation but fire crews stopped it at state Highway 39, the main north-south road. He didn’t know of any structure losses in Lame Deer.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

See also  Quick Responses, Luck Help Idaho Avoid a Bad Wildfire Season

Topics

1,700-acre wildfire was pushed by winds     LAME DEER, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire sparked by a house fire prompted evacuations in southeastern Montana before it was contained. The Billings Gazette reports that the fire, estimated at 1,700 acres (688 hectares) spread from a house fire northwest of Lame Deer on Sunday, pushed by […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

Feds Spend $930 Million to Curb ‘Crisis’ of Wildfires

Feds Spend $930 Million to Curb ‘Crisis’ of Wildfires

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. is directing $930 million toward reducing wildfire dangers in 10 western states by clearing trees and underbrush from national forests, the Biden administration announced Thursday, as officials struggle to contain destructive infernos...