The Blacktail Canyon Fire was reported around 2 p.m. Wednesday and is burning in heavy standing dead timber. Somewhere between four and fire acres have been burned, with 0-percent containment.
Firefighters are on scene and are working to secure the perimeter to prevent the fire from growing.
High winds gusting to 43 mph as well as thick stands of dead timber are areas of concern they say. Structure engines are in place to provide protection to structures in the area.
Resources from the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the City-County of Butte-Silverbow are working together to manage this fire.
KULR-TV NBC 8
A fire destroyed a house in a rural area south of Butte this afternoon.
The fire was reported at this home in Divide off of Highway 43 along the Big Hole river about 20 miles south of Butte just before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.
The residence was fully involved in flames by the time firefighters from several departments arrived. They quickly attacked the fire and prevented it from spreading.
Because it is in a rural area, water had to be brought to the scene by tanker trucks.
Frank Kluesner, Beaverhead County Sheriff told us about the crews, "We got a quick response from agencies from Dillon, Melrose, Wise River and Butte, and as well as forest service and BLM resources in the area as well, so everybody pulls together and gets the job done."
KXLF-TV 4 Butte
The 10 o’clock nighttime siren is back for all to hear in Whitefish, but the last thing residents expected Tuesday night was a blast that lasted for an entire minute.
It’s been quiet in Whitefish while the new City Hall was under construction. Now that it’s open, the curfew siren — a time-honored tradition for 98 years — is once again an evening ritual.
But it’s not supposed to blare for an entire minute, and the city is working on a fix.
“You may be wondering why the siren is going off so much or why it lasted way too long last night,” Whitefish City Manager Adam Hammatt said in an advisory late Wednesday. “We are trying to work the bugs out of the new system. The new system, evidenced by last night’s long blast, didn’t want to let us set the timing for less than 1 minute.”
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