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By Tim Leeds 

East Fork Fire evacuations lifted

Cause still under investigation


September 12, 2017

Fire officials said this morning that work is progressing well on the East Fork Fire, one day after evacuations were lifted by the Hill County Sheriff’s Office.

Theron Oats, fire management officer for the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Forestry Department at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, said things were relatively quiet this morning.

“They’re doing good,” he said. “It looks like they have a handle on it. Still doing a little mop up.”

Oats said the investigation of the fire, which started Aug. 27 near the East Fork Reservoir on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, is ongoing. The...

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