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Aug 4, 2012 12:35 AM by David jay

Crews put out hot spots after Sarpy Hill fire jumps highway

CROW AGENCY, MT - The Sarpy Hills complex fire burning on the Crow Indian Reservation destroyed one home and has burned more than 82,000 acres.
The fire jumped Highway 212., east of Crow Agency Thursday night.
The trailer home was about 11 miles east of Crow Agency.
The blaze has burned more than 51-thousand acres.
Friday, crews put out hot spots and made sure the fire did not spread to nearby homes.
After jumping the highway, the fire burned anther three-thousand acres.
Fire management says fire crews are putting out line and will have a better idea tomorrow how much the weather has helped.
"The places that are the tough parts are where the timber's not got line around it," said Bob Fry, incident commander for the Northern Rockies Type II team managing the Sarpy Hills complex. " I think a lot of ours is in the grass so I'm feeling pretty good about that."


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