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Black Butte Fire 20-percent contained; aerial resources provide more-accurate mapping

From U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Wildland fire-fighting crews and aerial resources working the Black Butte Fire, in north-central Montana, were able to suppress the fire's growth Thursday, with containment estimated at about 20%.

Aerial perimeter mapping conducted Thursday brought more-accurate and welcome news that the fire's total acreage is approximately 460 acres – smaller than initial ground-level visual estimates.

The wildfire located on BLM-managed lands near the Missouri River, about 20 miles west of Landusky in Blaine County, Mont., was first reported Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, at abou...


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