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Sunday fire in Glacier County burns one structure

Posted: Dec 17, 2017 8:10 PM Updated:

One unoccupied structure burned in the Route 8 fire in Glacier County on Sunday. 

According to Incident Commander Carter Gallineaux, the fire was reported around 12:30 p.m. near BIA Route 8 and Starr School. 

Several crews responded including the Chief Mountain Hotshots and the fire spread quickly due to powerful winds.

As of 5 p.m., crews were mopping up the area and no injuries were reported.

There is no official word on the cause of the fire but it started on the roadside and may have been sparked by a cigarette thrown out of a car.

Gallineaux said the initial size on the fire is an estimated 144 acres. 

(1st Report, 3 p.m.) A large wildfire north of Browning has been reported by emergency management personnel.

The fire is located north of Starr School Road and was reported just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Initial estimates indicate that the fire has already burned at least 100 acres.

Gusty winds of up to 45 miles per hour are fueling the fire.

Several fire crews, engines, and tenders are battling the fire, including the Chief Mountain Hotshots.

There is no word yet on the cause of the fire.

There have been no reported injuries. 

One unoccupied structure has been lost to the fire.

We will update you as we get more information.

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