Crews battle Montana wildfire, ski lodge evacuation lifted

29 Mar 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Montana wildfire continues, but evacuation lifted for ski resort.

The blaze, just west of the community of Red Lodge, had grown to 700 acres by Saturday night as winds reached 35 to 50 mph, according to the Associated Press. “There’s snow between the ski area and the fire and the timber.A wildfire fueled by strong winds is ravaging southern Montana, causing people residing in a ski lodge to evacuate temporarily as firefighters battled the blaze.An unseasonable wild fire broke out in southern Montana, the fire driven but the winds has increased, and this made the officials to evacuate the ski location. Although there is plenty of snow in that area that could slow the fire down, there is also a “solid run of timber from where the fire is to the ski area,” said U.S.

Gildehaus said, “But down in the low elevation, there isn’t any snow and things are pretty dry, we haven’t really had any green-up yet where grasses turn green. It is unusual to have wildfires at this time of year, although down at low elevations the ground can get pretty dry, and without green vegetation yet there is still dry grass that can burn, Gildehaus said.

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