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Cutacross fire burned 1700 acres Sunday


Rosebud County Sheriff's Office

Massive quick response Sunday afternoon slowed a pre-green-up grass fire that burned up to 1700 acres Sunday afternoon northwest of and within the Northern Cheyenne tribal headquarters town of Lame Deer. The fire temporarily closed U.S. Highway 212 and Montana Highway 39, which were reopening about 7:30 p.m. At its height, the Cutacross fire threatened many structures including homes in Lame Deer.

The BIA responded to three wildfires Sunday morning. Of undetermined cause, the Cutacross fire began near the Jimtown Cutoff Road about a mile north of US 212. "We almost had it, then the wind picked it up and just pushed," said BIA Fire Management Officer Adam Wolf.


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