Fire Season in Full Swing in Blaine County


July 14, 2021

Embers still burn on the charred hillside of one of more than a half dozen wildfires in Blaine County this past week. Firefighters from Chinook and Fort Belknap battled the blazes beginning Thursday afternoon. With assistance from the DNRC and BLM the fires were put out by Sunday evening.

Fire season is definitely upon us here along the Hi-line. This past week a number of fires forced local volunteer fire departments and landowners, as well as State and Federal officials, to jump into action to extinguish a number of blazes in Blaine County.

The majority of fires were in southern Blaine County with the biggest being the Snake Point Wildfire near the Missouri River Breaks burning 88 acres in all. There were six wildfires of note in southern Blaine County, the others being: Middle Coulee Wildfire (0.45, acres burned); Hedges Creek Wildfire (7.5); Rye Coulee Wildfire (0.1); Bul...

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