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Fire starts in Blaine County

Had been slow week previously, wind may merit caution through Thursday

Bureau of Land Management reported Tuesday that a fire had broken out in Blaine County near the Stafford Ferry on the Missouri River.

At the start of a regional weekly fire update call Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., it had been another light week for fires in this area of Montana, although local governments and agencies were being asked to be cautious for the next few days due to winds potentially worsening fire conditions.

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, well after the fire call, the fire was reported in Blaine County about 5 miles north of Stafford Ferry in Blaine County.

The fire was estimated at more than 450 a...


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