Fire near Townsend: Evacuations underway, fire helicopter goes down

  • Source: Butte Montana Standard - Metered Site
  • Published: 06/15/2021 09:05 PM

PHOTO: All five crew members aboard a fire helicopter survived a crash landing Tuesday evening as residents between Townsend and White Sulphur Springs were being evacuated amid the Deep Creek Canyon fire that has burned over 2,000 acres. Trooper Amanda Villa of the Montana Highway Patrol said the helicopter from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation was coming in for a landing when it crash landed due to high winds, tipped onto its side and caught on fire. Villa said she was with a Broadwater County deputy and another man, and the three of them helped the crew escape from the helicopter before firefighters took over.


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