Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:20 PM by MTN News
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 8:18 PM
ROSCOE - The Rosebud Fire ten miles south of Roscoe has charred nearly 2,400 acres but is now 75 percent contained.
The evacuation orders for the Getaway Trail subdivision and the East Rosebud Road closure have been lifted.
Fire officials say Thursday's success is due largely to the efforts of the fire fighters and resources from the local rural area fire departments over the last three days.
Some hot spots remain in the interior of the fire. Expect to see continued smoke during active burn periods over the next few days.
Resources on the fire: There were 106 personnel on the fire today. Some of these resources are being re-assigned to other fires in the area.
Fire information officer Jeff Gildehaus said Thursday's cooler, calmer weather worked in favor of the firefighters.
The Rosebud fire sparked Tuesday afternoon, prompting evacuation orders Wednesday for 20 residences in the Getaway Trail subdivision.
One outbuilding was lost to the flames.