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Cooney Reservoir closed as firefighters draw water to fight a wildfire

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 22:12:19-04

The Cooney Reservoir near Boyd has been closed for recreators as aerial firefighters scoop the water to battle the Robertson Draw Fire that is burning south of Red Lodge.

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks officials said Cooney State Park will remain open for camping and day use.

Campfires are banned at all FWP facilities in Carbon, Yellowstone and Stillwater counties starting this week because of fire danger.

The Robertson Draw fire remains at 24,470 acres and 0 percent containment, according to the fire's incident command.

Evacuation orders were lifted Thursday night for North and South Grove Creek, Gold Creek, Ruby Creek, and Robertson Draw east to Highway 72.

Located about 12 miles south of Red Lodge, the fire has burned more than 24,000 acres. Click here for more information.