2,000-acre fire near Big Sandy is out


Last updated 10/20/2023 at 11:53am

Havre Daily News/Christy Bambrough

Smoke billows into the air Thursday from a fire burning about 10 miles from Big Sandy. Officials report the fire was pretty well extinguished Thursday evening after growing to about 2,000 acres.

A 2,000-acre grass and brush fire about 10 miles from Big Sandy is mostly out with no injuries and no structures burnt after sending plumes of smoke up into the air Thursday afternoon.

The Chouteau County Sheriff's Office reported that the fire began around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Judith Landing area and was largely out by 7 p.m. thanks to the efforts of the Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department along with the Loma Rural Volunteer Fire Department and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, which all fought the fire.

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