Eastern Montana wildfire roundup
Published one year ago by The Billings Gazette

North Delphia Fire

The North Delphia fire that began burning Friday 15 miles northeast of Roundup was mapped at 3,800 acres in size and destroyed five outbuildings and one truck, according to the Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services Facebook page. 

There was some heat damage to residential homes from the fire, according to an update posted Saturday afternoon to the page. 

In the update, the fire, fueled by timber and grass, was described as "looking well contained." The update also stated "they have fire lines all the way around the fire," and that "crews are working on getting the interior of the fire out." Evacuations in the area were voluntary as of Saturday afternoon. 

A report posted on the National Interagency Coordination Center website put total personnel for the fire at 145. 

July Fire

By Saturday morning the 11,440-acre July fire, burning in the Little Rocky Moutnains southwest of the towns of Zortman and Landusky, had reached 90 percent containment. 

More than 300 personnel were involved in the firefighting effort earlier this week, but as of Saturday that number was down to 140, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group website InciWeb. 

The cause of the fire, which began in the afternoon on July 3, is still listed on InciWeb as unknown. 

A press release issued Saturday by the Western Montana Type II Incident Management Team states that they pla ...

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