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Pine Grove Fire at 16,004 Acres - 58% Contained as of Monday Morning, Evacuation Warnings May be Lifted

 

August 25, 2021

The diagram on the left shows the containment of the fire as of Sunday night, August 22.

As of Monday morning, August 23 the Pine Grove Fire located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Blaine and Phillips Counties was listed as 58% contained with 16,004 acres burned.

The fire was first reported by Fort Belknap Law Enforcement just before Noon on Monday, August 16 as a large fire on the Carrywater Hill area with nearby homes being evacuated.

The fire grew rapidly with early estimates being north of 20,000 acres burned in just 24 hours. The smoke cover and fast moving fire made it difficult to accurately map the area.

By Friday August 20 the massive fire was being referred...



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