Fire Burns 584 Acres Near Pryor on Crow Reservation

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PRYOR — Firefighters contained the 524-acre Roadside 484 fire that sparked Wednesday on the Crow Reservation, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. BIA Spokesman John Kohn said that the fire was sparked by equipment three miles east of Pryor and spread rapidly through a wheat stubble field and deep coulees.

According to KTVQ out of Billings, the blaze was one of three fires that ignited Wednesday on the Crow Reservation, the hottest and driest days in the area, according to Kohn.
The BIA supplied 13 engines and two helicopters to fight the fire. The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and local ranchers also helped with the effort.