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Wildfire that destroyed homes in Musselshell County has been contained

Wildfire in Musselshell County
Posted at 11:32 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 13:33:35-05

Firefighters have contained a wildfire east of Roundup, officials said Friday.

The Porcupine Fire broke out in the Delphia area east of Roundup on Wednesday and destroyed three homes and several secondary structures. The wildfire was pushed by high winds that swept through the state on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Friday, the Musselshell County DES said in a Facebook post that the fire has now been 100 percent contained.

"Crews remained on scene overnight, a flare up occurred within the containment area due to the persistent wind conditions," states. "This flare up did not threaten any structures. Crews are currently working this area to put this fire out and to search for hotspots located within this area. It is expected that by the weekend crews will have this all mopped up."

They added: "Any donations that you would like to donate to the fire victims please contact the Musselshell County Recovery Team, Knights of Columbus (they feed the fire fighters) , Northern Treasures Thrift Store for clothing and misc items."

(JANUARY 14) A fire whipped by "horrendous winds" in Musselshell County has destroyed three homes.

The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon in the North Delphia Road area east of Roundup.

According to the Musselshell County DES in a Facebook post on Thursday, the fire also destroyed seven secondary structures.

"Crews battled horrendous winds overnight to save what structures they could," the agency said. "Crews remain on scene at this time and continue to fight what is left of this fire."

At this point, there are no reports of any injuries, nor the suspected cause of the fire.

We will update you if we get more information.

Delphia in Musselshell County