700-acre wildfire burns in Blaine County

Fire is in remote area of Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument; no structures at risk


Last updated 8/3/2023 at 11:52am

A 700-acre fire is burning in southern Blaine County on Bureau of Land Management-managed land in the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument.

A release from BLM says the now-named Black Butte Fire is about 20 miles west of Landusky, burning timber grass and sagebrush, but is in a remote area of the monument and no structures are at risk for the moment.

The wildfire was reported Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. when smoke was spotted in the Ervin Ridge area of the monument, the release said, and BLM’s North Central Montana District wildland firefighters responded, and state BLM assumed command of...

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