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Aug 30, 2012 9:31 PM by Q2 News

40 plus acre fire burns in Blue Creek

BLUE CREEK - Blue Creek Volunteer Firefighters and the Department of Natural Resources Strike Team are fighting a fire southwest of Billings tonight.

Blue Creek Fire Chief Rick Cortez says the 40 plus acre fire is burning near the Blue Creek Shooting Range.

The call came in about 6 o'clock Thursday night, but within an hour crews made major progress. As of 7:15 p.m. Cortez says crews have fire lines around 90 percent of the blaze.

DNRC is assisting BCVF on the ground and with a helicopter in the air.

No structures are threatened and no injuries have been reported.

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