“Thirteen Mile Fire” shuts down highway near Glendive

Montana's fire dashboard calls it the Thirteen Mile Fire, saying it started about 3:00 p.m....
Montana's fire dashboard calls it the Thirteen Mile Fire, saying it started about 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon and had burned 90 acres by 5:40 p.m.(West Glendive Fire Department)
Published: Aug. 9, 2021 at 11:07 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

GLENDIVE, Mont. - A fire north of Glendive shut down Highway 16 Monday evening.

Around 5:00 p.m. MST, the West Glendive Fire Department posted on its Facebook page that there is absolutely no traffic allowed on the highway. An update at about 7 p.m. indicated one lane was reopened.

That post also showed pictures of the flames, saying traffic is a hazard in the area and crews are still battling the flames. Montana’s fire dashboard calls it the Thirteen Mile Fire, saying it started about 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon and had burned 90 acres by 5:40 p.m.

Your News Leader will update this story as more information comes in.

Montana's fire dashboard calls it the Thirteen Mile Fire, saying it started about 3:00 p.m....
Montana's fire dashboard calls it the Thirteen Mile Fire, saying it started about 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon and had burned 90 acres by 5:40 p.m.(West Glendive Fire Department)

Copyright 2021 KFYR. All rights reserved.