Contact Us

Wildfire Burns One Structure in Southern Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana forestry officials say a wildfire fueled by hot, dry, windy conditions off of U.S. Highway 87 East near Lockwood has destroyed one structure.

State officials didn’t say whether the structure was a home or other building.

The blaze was reported Monday afternoon on the Crow Reservation east of Billings. It grew to an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 acres by Monday night as it burned through tinder-dry grass and timber, and it has burned onto some private land in Yellowstone County.

State officials say three heavy air tankers, two single-engine air tankers, three helicopters, and numerous engines are responding to the fire.

There was no immediate word of any evacuation orders.

Montana officials say the fire is believed to be human-caused.

More From 96.3 The Blaze

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://963theblaze.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 96.3 The Blaze quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 96.3 The Blaze quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!