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By Sigrid Olson

Old Burn Pile Causes Fire


POTOMAC - An old burn pile on private property in Potomac caused a fire that burned three tenths of an acre July 2. While the pile was cold to the touch above ground, the fire still burned underground in roots and organic material. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is still investigating and it is unknown if citations will be issued.

Greenough/Potomac Volunteer Fire Department (GPVFD) Chief Ryan Hall said residents called 911 and began fighting the fire with a skidder to knock down the spread of the fire.

Nine GPVFD volunteers responded to the fire. Hoses...

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