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Little Rockies fire grows to 8,300 acres


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Smoke billows Wednesday from fire burning in the Little Rocky Mountains. The federal fire management team reported this morning that the fire that started Monday has grown to more than 8,300 acres.

After spreading 6,000 acres in two days and prompting the evacuation of Landusky, firefighters have begun to contain the fire in the Little Rocky Mountains that was started July 3, a fire information officer said this morning.

Type-2 Incident Management Team Fire Information Officer Kathy Russell said firefighters - comprising federal and local personnel - had a good day Thursday, "in spite of the conditions," and the 8,381-acre fire is 10 percent contained.

"We have good solid line in that area," Russell said.

The fire covered 1,669 acres Tuesday.

Russell said everyone in Landusky evac...

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