Update on Sweet Grass Co. Fires July 30, 2020

Department: Disaster & Emergency, Fire Department, Road & Bridge, Sheriff

Fire crews continue to battle the Whistle Creek fire in Sweet Grass County. Fire Chief Kris Novotny reports that the fire has consumed 143 acres as of this morning. Fire crews appreciate the assistance from Roe Construction. They provided a water truck during the response.

In addition to the four fires reported yesterday, there was a small, two-acre fire at the same time near the Big Timber airport. It was also quickly extinguished and monitored yesterday.

During the lightning event last night, dispatch also received a report of a fire near Bridger Creek. Responders searched that area but were unable to locate any fire.

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