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Aug 29, 2012 12:46 PM by Q2 News

Rosebud fire continues to grow

UPDATE: 10:45 a.m.

Critical fire weather will challenge firefighters Wednesday on the Rosebud Fire. According to a press release from the Montana DNRC, a Type 1 Incident Management Team will brief in Red Lodge Wednesday evening and assume control as early as Wednesday evening.

The fire is about six miles southwest of Roscoe, and it remains at an estimated 800-1,000 acres in size.

Tuesday, August 28

UPDATE: 9:50 p.m. The Rosebud Fire continues to grow, burning actively in grass, sage, and timber (douglas fir and ponderosa pine). The fire, which originated on private land, has burned onto the Custer National Forest.

The fire is now estimated at 1000 acres in size. The Rosebud fire has high growth potential but no evacuation orders are being considered at this time.

Many local area fire departments are responding, along with the Forest Service and the Montana DNRC.

An incident command team will arrive tomorrow.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

The Rosebud Fire continues to grow this evening, estimated at 200 acres and prompting fire bosses to order more resources.

According to the Department of Natural Resources the fire, which was reported shortly after 1:00pm this afternoon, is burning actively in grass and timber. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

There are no evacuations or road closures at this time, but the public is asked to avoid East Rosebud Road to ease congestion due to fire traffic.

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