Wildfire east of Browning, MT burns 25,000 acres

The fire prompted evacuations on the Blackfeet Reservation

map fire east of Browning, MT
Map showing the approximate location of the fire east of Browning, MT. The red dots represent heat detected by satellites at 3 p.m. March 28, 2021.

A fire that started about a mile east of Blackfeet Community College burned 25,000 acres between Browning and Meriwether in northern Montana Sunday.

The fire was pushed across farm lands by southwest winds gusting to 54 mph while the relative humidity was in the mid-20s. There is a report that one structure was destroyed.

The Blackfeet Covid-19 Incident Command reported that local fire departments suppressed the fire along with Blackfeet Fire Management and the Chief Mountain Interagency Hot Shots, a crew based in Browning.

Rain that started at about 9 p.m. Sunday followed by snow during the night and temperatures in the low 20s slowed the spread of the blaze.

Montana DOT camera at Browning, MT shows snow
The Montana DOT camera at Browning, MT showed snow at 2:08 p.m. 3-29-2021.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.