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Montana is not immune to tornadoes

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Tornado hits MetraPark Arena in Billings, June 2010 (Screenshot from video taken by Dan Miller) Tornado hits MetraPark Arena in Billings, June 2010 (Screenshot from video taken by Dan Miller)
GREAT FALLS -

A tornado hit the town of Baker in southeastern Montana on Saturday evening.

At 7:07 p.m., the National Weather Service reported a confirmed tornado 10 miles east of Baker, moving northeast.

At this point, there have been no reported serious injuries, but several homes have been destroyed or seriously damaged.

Click here for more information, photos, and video.

Montana typically sees several tornadoes every year at this time, particularly in the eastern part of the state.

Unlike those in "Tornado Alley" in the central part of the country, most Montana tornadoes are relatively small and usually touch down in sparsely-populated areas - but not always.

Last year, a small tornado hit near Sidney in Richland County in eastern Montana, injuring one person and causing damage; click here for details.

In June 2010, a tornado hit Billings, causing significant damage to the MetraPark facility; click here to see video.

Just several weeks later, two people were killed when a tornado struck a family ranch near Reserve in northeastern Montana.

Click here for a list of Montana tornadoes recorded between 1950 and 2012. 

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