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Update: Rosebud Fire in Stillwater County forces evacuations

Posted at 9:04 AM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-17 00:41:04-05

Update 1:40 p.m. Tuesday

The fire is 0% containment and the estimated acreage is somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 acres at what is being called the Rosebud Fire, according to a press release from the Stillwater County DES.

The initial evacuation order is still in affect from the intersection of Fiddler Creek Rd and West Rosebud Rd. to South Fiddler Creek Rd including Ingersoll to Roscoe.

Approximately 35 evacuation notices were sent out, as well as deputies going door-to-door Monday night, the press release states.

The fire is burning in mostly timber with rough terrain. Agencies on scene include Absarokee, Columbus, Red Lodge, Nye, Laurel and Shepard Fire Departments, BLM, DNRC and Forest Service.

It rained Tuesday morning which really helped out, fire officials said, but as the day progresses we are seeing increased fire activity due to the wind.


First Report

The Stillwater County Sheriff's Office has announced evacuations due to a wildfire.

Evacuations are in place for residents from the intersection of Fiddler Creek Road and West Rosebud Road to South Fiddler Creek Road including Ingersoll to Roscoe.

The sheriff's office said on Facebook evacuees can go to the Anipro Arena and The Stillwater Pavillion (Little Metra).

The fire is located off of West Rosebud Road into Fiddler Creek Road.

The fire was reported at about 11:32 pm on Monday in the West Rosebud area, fire officials said. As of Tuesday morning the fire is approximately 2,500 acres.

Anyone with questions can call 406-322-8065. The sheriff's office asks residents to only use 911 for emergencies.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.