Fast-moving fire west of Broadus
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1187) 22 days ago
I first noticed the fire around 1:00 pm. Fire is about 10 miles west of Broadus and a little to the south heading East towards Broadus. Winds seem to be in the 10-20 mph. Sheriffs office is asking for all available pumper units to respond.
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1187) 20 days ago
Update: I can't get the link to work, but the fire is now 2600 acres and 50% contained. Started by a semi loaded with hay that caught fire in a stackyard. Anyone wanting the update, google "Montana wildfire update for October 7, 2020", and "'Montana wildfire update for October 8, 2020". The cause of the fire is not listed in these updates.

Referred to as the Burley Fire.

[Edited by Don Birkholz (10/8/2020 8:45:19 PM)]
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Posted by David Schott (+15525) 20 days ago
I have photographic evidence the Volborg Post Office and General Store were still standing today and looking awesome as always.

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Posted by Bridgier (+8483) 20 days ago
I hope you stopped in and said hello to the Stanleys - from a respectable distance, of course...
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Posted by David Schott (+15525) 20 days ago
Reply to Bridgier (#380794)
I wish I could have, but alas, it was not I who took the photo.
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