Crews fight wildland fire near Corvallis

  • Source: NBC Montana
  • Published: 05/14/2019 12:00 AM

Crews are fighting a 2 1/2-acre wildland fire east of Corvallis. The fire is burning on private land in timber, brush and dry grass off Soft Rock Road. Corvallis Fire Chief Jim Knapp said his station got the call after 2 p.m. He said it started after a homeowner was burning brush and grass and winds picked up. The chief said crews were able to get a line around the fire. But he said it was difficult to get to the fire because it's burning about 12 miles from Corvallis in a remote, hilly area with extremely rough roads. He said it took 35 minutes to get to the location. "When you're out doing burning this time of year keep in mind these fine fuels dry out really quickly in the afternoon," said Knapp. "So what you think you can be burning in the afternoon may wind up being exactly what this guy is experiencing."


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