Fire Watch: 9 fires continue to burn in eastern Montana

Fire Watch: 9 fires continue to burn in eastern Montana

Source: KTVQ
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MILES CITY –

A total of nine active wildfires continue to burn on the eastern side of the state Saturday.

Lightning has been identified as the cause of six fires.

According to Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center and BLM, the largest fire is burning 32 miles southwest of Miles City.

The 1026 Fire is burning on private land in Rosebud County.

Meanwhile, the Mitchell Fire reached 1,247 acres on private land. That fire is burning 18 miles southeast of Forsyth.

The Edwards Fire, which has scorched more than 1,000 acres 20 miles west of Jordan, was contained and controlled on Friday.

Federal and county resources are on scene for the Doonan Fire that reached 1,000 acres in Powder River County, south of Colstrip.

Also in Powder River County is a 1,618 acre fire; county resources are responding.

Officials have yet to calculate the acreage burned by the Painted Hill Fire, which is active west of Lame Deer.

The Three Fire is 190 acres in size and is located about 16 miles southeast of Ashland; federal resources are on scene.

The Trail Creek Fire is 300 acres on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation; Bureau of Indian Affairs is on scene.

The Sagebrush Draw Fire is now 654 acres in Prairie County, about 19 miles south of Glendive; both federal and county resources are on scene.