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...