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Labor Day fires send smoke over Havre

 

August 30, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

A member of Fish, Wildlife and parks helps direct traffic on Wildhorse road as a large fire burns north of Havre Monday.

Two separate fires sent smoke billowing over Havre Monday afternoon, Wildhorse Rural Fire Department Chief Shawn Rismond said, and consumed about 600 acres of cropland and pastures.

"I'm glad that everybody came to help," he said. "We couldn't have done it by ourselves."

Kremlin Rural Fire Department Chief Kody Peterson said that officials are unsure of what started the fires, although the two fires started around the same time and the first fire, although significantly smaller than the second had started on Wildhorse Road, south of the KOJM/KPQX radio station turn off.

He added that alt...



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