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Nov 11, 2011 10:36 AM by Brittany Wooley- KTVQ News

UPDATE: Firefighters battling grass fire near Big Timber

UPDATE: BIG TIMBER, MT- Fire crews continue battling the Cheatham wildfire about six miles west of Big Timber.

The blaze has consumed about 250 acres. Sweet Grass County Department of Emergency Services Coordinator, Brooke Osen, reports it is 0% contained. She says no structures are threatened.

According to Osen, the fire was started by duals on a semi-truck trailer that fell off.

Fire departments from Big Timber, McLeod, and Melville are on scene.


By David Jay at 10:49 p.m.

BIG TIMBER, MT - High winds are challenging firefighers on a wildfire, about six miles west of Big Timber.

Sweetgrass County DES Coordinator Brooke Osen says the fire started around 6:25 Thursday evening, near the DeHart's interchange on the west side of town. The fire is burning on the south side of Interstate 90 near mile marker 360.

Osen says it's unknown how the fire started or how many acres have burned.

No structures are threatened.

Fire Departments from Big Timber, Park County, Melville, Stillwater County, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation along with the Montana Highway Patrol and the Sweet Grass County Sheriff and deputies are on scene.

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