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500 acres consumed in wildfire

Dozens come together to fight fire outside Havre as fire season gets off to hot start


Last updated 7/31/2019 at 11:47am

Several fire agencies responded to a large field fire south of Fresno Road between Havre and Kremlin on the Fresno High Grade earlier today. After almost three hours of battling flames, a patchwork group of local departments and neighboring farmers were able to extinguish the fire - but not after losing around 500 acres of wheat and pasture.

Bear Paw Volunteer Fire Department Chief Josh Bebee said the firefighting effort went well despite the losses of crops.

"We managed to corral it," he said. "It was starting to get into some pretty rough country. ... I'm happy with the way it turned ou...

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