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Fire scorches at least 20 acres near Fort Shaw

Fire scorches at least 20 acres near Fort Shaw
Posted at 9:07 PM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 10:39:21-04

GREAT FALLS — A wind-driven fire burned at least 20 acres near Fort Shaw on Thursday afternoon.

According to Fort Shaw Assistant Fire Chief Bruce Wallace, the fire started when a man working on a vehicle and sparks ignited.

There were no injuries.

The fire burned a nearby barn and several outbuildings, but no homes.

The fire resulted in the temporary closure of one lane of traffic along Highway 200, causing some traffic delays.

Wallace said that crews will remain at the scene overnight monitoring and responding to hot spots and any flare-ups.

Responding firefighting agencies included Fort Shaw, Simms, Fairfield, Manchester, Sun Prairie, Black Eagle, Gore Hill, Montana Air National Guard, and Malmstrom Air Force Base.

We will update you if we get any more information.