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Fire near Olney burns 27 acres

Olney Fire
Posted at 2:33 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 11:03:39-04

OLNEY — Crews are mopping up after a fire that broke out Tuesday near the Olney Refuse Site with Olney Fire and Ambulance reporting a total of 27 acres have burned.

The wind caught a grass fire which then spread it into the trees, according to a social media post from the Whitefish Fire Department.

Olney Fire along with several other agencies -- including the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, the US Forest Service, the West Valley and Whitefish fire departments -- responded to the scene.