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By Tim Leeds 

Fire, blizzard devastate area

Some of the area's top stories in 2017


December 29, 2017

Havre Daily News/File photo

Trees in Pepin Park are bent and broken by heavy wet snow Oct. 3. The park is still closed and work repairing the October storm's damage still is ongoing.

Editor’s note: This corrects the location of a vehicle-caused grass fire that resulted in the death of an Ohio woman.

The biggest news in this part of north-central Montana this year was fires - huge fires.

One of the first major wildfires in the state was the July Fire that charred 11,699 acres in the Little Rocky Mountains, leading to evacuation orders for the towns of Zortman and Landusky.

Many other fires occurred, including a grass fire north and slightly east of Gildford caused by a vehicle driving off-road that led to the death of an Ohio woman, a 1,500 acre fire north of Joplin...

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