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Map of Montana Fires
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Map of Montana Fires
Several large fires continue to burn in Montana
News Staff - September 11, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. - Dozens of wildfires continue to burn across Montana, scorching hundreds of thousands of acres.

The largest is the Rice Ridge Fire, burning 135,355 acres north and east of Seeley Lake. As of Monday morning, the fire is 8 percent contained, without estimation on when it could be fully contained. There have been evacuations.

The Meyers Fire has consumed about 60,291 acres and also is just 8 percent contained. It is burning about 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg. Firefighters believe they will have it contained by the end of October.

The Sapphire Complex burning on the Lolo National Forest is up to 43,652 acres.

The complex of fires is burning in steep, rocky terrain between the Rock Creek Road and Upper Willow Creek drainage. Approximately thirty-five residences along Upper Rock Creek Road, from Stony Creek, north up to and including Wild Rose Lane. Numerous pre-evacuation notices (Level Yellow), as well as road and area closures also remain in effect. No public access is allowed within the area closure boundary.



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