Fire Season Kicks Off


August 3, 2023

Smoke from the 3,700 acre Hay Draw Fire is pictured above, in a photo taken from Hwy 212 east of Broadus last Tuesday. The smoke signal given off from the fire put an exclamation mark on the fact that fire season is in effect in SE Montana.

A late July heat wave, combined with lightning storms contributed to a rash of local fires over the past week.

The Broadus Volunteer Fire Department responded to several fires over the week. Lightning caused fires included a 1/10 acre, singl...

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