Wildfire burns 100-150 acres near Roundup

2014-07-29T16:13:00Z 2014-07-30T08:56:05Z Wildfire burns 100-150 acres near RoundupGaztte Staff The Billings Gazette

A fire in the Roundup area near Bender Road has burned between 100 and 150 acres, according to the Roundup Disaster and Emergency Services Facebook page.

Firefighters battled the fire most of Tuesday and crews were expected to continue fighting the flames into Wednesday.

The fire, which started Tuesday before 3 p.m., forced the closure of Bender Road, according to a dispatcher from the Musselshell County Sheriff’s Office.

Reports of the fire’s size increased exponentially over the course of the day.

At 3:30 p.m., a dispatcher reported that the fire had charred about 10 acres.

By 6:30 p.m., that number had jumped to 40 acres, requiring two additional trucks to be sent to the area.

The Roundup DES posted on Facebook around 9 p.m. that the fire had spread to 100-150 acres.

The Roundup dispatcher said no structures were in the area and that five engines had been called to area.

Multiple agencies responded to the fire, according to the Facebook page.

As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, no further details were available.

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