Posted: Sep 22, 2012 9:18 PM by Q2 News
Updated: Sep 23, 2012 3:20 PM
UPDATE at 1:00 pm: MUSSELSHELL COUNTY - The Wilson fire has grown overnight to 3,100 to 4,000 acres. According to Roundup DES, 20 engines and 125 firefighters are on the fire with more on order.
Highway 87 South remains closed from the junction with Highway 12 south to mile marker 38.
No structures have been lost.
BILLINGS - According to the Musselshell County Sheriff's Office and Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services, Highway 87 South has been closed from the junction with Highway 12 south to mile marker 38.
This news comes in addition to evacuation orders for 50 homes on or near Johnny's Coal Road and pre-evacuation orders for 100 more homes.
The area where residents have been put on pre-evacuation notice includes all those living south of Number 4 Road, east of West Parrot Creek Road, west of Winchester Drive and north of Half Breed Creek.
No size estimates have been made as the fire continues to grow and spread north and west.
Musselshell Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Jeff Gates told Q2 he did not know if any structures had been destroyed by the fire.
If you have been evacuated, or know someone who has been evacuated and needs a place to stay, the Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter at St. Benedict's Church in Roundup.
The church is located at 503 Main Street in Roundup,
*The picture for this story was provided by Steve Rhoda*