Posted: Aug 10, 2012 8:30 AM by MTN News
CROW AGENCY - There was good news from the Montana fire lines Thursday night. The Sarpy Hills Fire Complex, burning east of Crow Agency is now 100 percent contained.
Firefighters, engines, and equipment demobilized in great numbers today, and most of the remaining firefighters on the blaze are set to leave Friday morning.
The fire received heavy winds both Tuesday and Wednesday and very high temperatures Wednesday and Thursday.
The combination of those factors has tested the containment lines.
The fire will not be left unattended, however, as a local Type 3 team will take over the fire Friday morning.
In addition, several personnel from the Type 2 team will remain to assist the local team.
Thursday nigh firefighters are patrolling the perimeter of the 82,000 acre fire. 148 personnel remain on the fire as of Thursday night.
Meanwhile, the Rosebud Complex of six fires burning in Rosebud County, has blackened an estimated 175,000 acres.
The Rosebud Complex fires are 68 percent contained as of Thursday.