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Eastern MT fire updates

The combination of hot, dry weather, drought, and late afternoon thunderstorms on Monday resulted in several new fire starts in Eastern Montana, and prompted existing large fires to increase in size.

The Witten and Lee Creek fires located south of Ashland and Lame Deer, Mont., were combined into the Tongue River Complex. A Northern Rockies Type 2 Incident Management Team, with Mike Almas as Incident Commander, is managing this complex. It was estimated at over 26,000 acres as of Tuesday morning.

Several new fires have been reported in Garfield County. The Blue Ridge Complex is comprised of the...


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