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Fire burns 584 acres near Pryor on Crow reservation

Fire now contained
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Posted at 9:25 PM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 00:47:19-04

PRYOR — Firefighters contained the 524-acre Roadside 484 fire that sparked Wednesday on the Crow Reservation, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The fire was sparked by equipment three miles east of Pryor and spread rapidly through a wheat stubble field and deep coulees, BIA spokesman Jon Kohn said in an email.

It was one of three fires that ignited Wednesday on the Crow Reservation, the hottest and driest days in the area, according to Kohn.

The BIA supplied 13 engines and two helicopters to fight the fire. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and local ranchers also helped with the effort.