Posted: Aug 30, 2012 7:21 AM by Q2 News
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 9:46 AM
ROSCOE - It was a dicey situation near Roscoe on Wednesday, where the Rosebud wildfire grew to some 1,100 acres with 20 percent containment.
Wednesday afternoon the Carbon County Sheriff's office issued an evacuation order for some 20 residences in the Getaway Trail subdivision.
Gusty winds associated with a passing cold front increased fire behavior this afternoon, pushing the flames to the northeast along Getaway Trail Road.
A Type 1 Incident Management Team assumed control of the fire at 6 a.m. this morning.
The Rosebud Fire was first reported Tuesday afternoon and spread quickly to nearby grass, sage and timber.
Firefighters from multiple jurisdictions have been fighting the fire, including the Red Lodge Fire Department, Absarokee VFD, Forest Service and the Montana Department of Natural Resources.
The cause of the fire is unknown and is under investigation.
Estimates on Wednesday night put the fire at 1,800 acres in size with 50 percent containment, but those figures were revised Tuesday morning after an overnight mapping effort.