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200 Acres of Western Montana Go Up In Flames

Dalton Fire
Photo courtesy of Montana DNRC/Flickr

At least 200 acres of land were burned near Lincoln when a landowner’s controlled burn got out of control. The landowner had a burn permit and heavy equipment ready to control the fire, but the quick change in wind intensity and direction on Wednesday afternoon turned the burn into an inferno. Helicopters and fire teams rushed to the blaze at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and had the fire 90% contained by Thursday morning at 9:00. No structures were destroyed and no deaths have been reported. The landowner who started the fire used a bulldozer to flank the fire and prevent the flames from spreading to neighboring homes. Fire Information Officer, Cindy Super spoke with KGVO News about the incident and had this to say:

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Remember that fires can get out of control any time of the year and that things are dryer than they may look.

Photo courtesy of Cindy Super/Flickr




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