Fire Officials Warn of Possible Evacuations as Wildfire Burns in Southern Montana

A pre-evacuation warning was issued for residents in the Sage Creek area on Thursday, June 17, as a wildlife at the Pryor Mountains in Montana reached 5,100 acres and was at zero percent containment as of Wednesday evening.

This aerial video released by the Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas shows the fire’s progress on Thursday afternoon.

Officials “expected growth to the north due to prevailing winds,” according to InciWeb. The fire was expected to be contained around midnight on July 17. Credit: Bureau of Land Management Montana/Dakotas via Storyful

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