UPDATE: JULY 7 AT 5 P.M.
The fire at the section house would be 30% contained and would be approximately 260 acres in size.
About 50 firefighters are on site, according to the BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire Management Crow Agency.
Winds of 40 to 60 mph expected tonight due to passenger thunderstorms, but the blaze has not increased since Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, two Crow Agency engines attacked a five-acre Brush Coulee fire on Wednesday at 2:50 p.m., which started from a farm combine three miles southwest of Crow Agency.
With the help of the farmers and the Big Horn County Rural Fire, visible flames were put out and they are “wetting” the edges of the fire to cool it before the winds hit.
You are reminded to prepare your home for the inevitable fires by cutting your grass short, keeping water on hand outdoors, keeping combustible materials away from structures and having an emergency plan to take care of your lawn. family.
CROW INDIAN RESERVE, Mont. – Teams work to contain a wildfire, known as the Section House Fire, on the south side of West Pryor Mountain in the Crow Reservation.
At 6:30 p.m., the fire was estimated at 50 to 100 acres.
On Tuesday afternoon, a reconnaissance flight found smoke in the grass and junipers in the area, reports the BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire Management Crow Agency.
Engines and helicopters from Pryor, Crow Agency and Billings responded, but due to the extremely dry conditions, the fire quickly spread.
According to the BIA, the blaze was caused by lightning that struck a rugged, roadless flow on Sunday, where it then smoldered for more than 24 hours before igniting.
Engines, helitack, two crews (including the Billings BLM veteran crew) and air assets are on site.
Section House Draw has many cultural sites, so Crow Tribe Historical Preservers are also involved in the management of the fire.
With temperatures nearing 100 degrees on Wednesday, you will remember the Crow Tribe fire restrictions that ban open fires and campfires.