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Crews battle 9,000+ acre fire southwest of Colstrip

Slough Grass Fire
Posted at 7:43 AM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 10:28:40-04

BILLINGS — A wildfire estimated at between 9,000 and 12,000 acres is burning about nine miles southwest of Colstrip.

The Slough Grass Fire was reported just before noon on Monday. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

According to Rosebud County Disaster & Emergency Services, the fire is burning in steep and rugged terrain.

An update states there are no evacuations or injuries, and the fire is at zero percent containment as of Monday evening.

So far, six engines, two water tenders, two dozers, and a command vehicle have responded to the fire.

The fire is estimated to be about six miles long and three miles wide.

There have been no reports of injuries or damaged structures at this point.

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