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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
MONTANA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY BILLINGS MONTANA
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
703 PM MDT TUE AUG 14 2007
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
STILLWATER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. A MANDATORY
EVACUATION HAS BEEN ORDERED FOR THE PINE CREST SUBDIVISION IN
STILLWATER COUNTY. THIS IS EAST OF COLUMBUS...WEST OF PARK CITY...
In neighboring Montana, a new fire burning in a subdivision sent fire crews and residents of 60 homes scrambling, said Ken Mesch of Stillwater County disaster and emergency services.
There was no estimate on the size of the blaze, between Columbus and Park City in south-central Montana
Originally posted by vox2442
This looks like the reason:
National Fire News
NEW Powder River Complex (Miles City Field Office, BLM): 19,311 acres and unknown percent contained. this complex is made up of 8 fires and is 35 miles southeast of Ashland and is burning in timber, brush and grass. Extreme fire behavior was reported. Structures are threatened.
Information: Call 406-853-0274 or 406-2
NEW Road Creek (Eastern Land Office, Montana DNR): 7,700 acres at 40 percent contained. This fire is 28 miles west of Ashland and is burning in grass. Extreme fire behavior was reported. Structures are threatened.
Information: Call 406-852-0020
NEW Hicks Park (Gallatin National Forest): 1,000 acres at zero percent contained. This fire is 45 miles southeast of Bozeman and is burning in timber. Torching, crowning and spotting was reported. Structures are threatened. Evacuations are in effect.
Information: Call 406-932-5155
New fire burns through subdivision between Columbus and Park City...
COLUMBUS, Mont. (AP) A new fire in south-central Montana burned through a 60-home subdivision late this afternoon without destroying any homes.
The fire just east of Columbus started at about 4 p.m. near Interstate 90 and prompted evacuation orders for the Pine Crest subdivision on Allen Creek Road.
Jeff Bollman with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation says the 250- to 300-acre blaze quickly passed through the grass and trees of the subdivision, and no homes were lost.