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Evacuations ordered after prescribed burn flares

 

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Evacuations ordered after prescribed burn flares

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office evacuated residences along a mountain road in southwestern Montana Thursday afternoon when high winds caused a prescribed burn in the Helena National Forest to be declared a wildfire.

Forest spokeswoman Kathy Bushnell said the wind kicked up around 1 p.m., driving the fire on Stemple Pass beyond the boundaries of the controlled burn. Stemple Pass is northwest of Helena and a column of smoke could be seen from Helena.

The Lewis and Clark County sheriff's office was evacuatin...



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