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Wildfire breaks out east of Hot Springs

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 22:28:27-04

A wildfire broke out east of Hot Springs on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire ignited near a large pile of trees and began in the Wild Horse Hot Springs area.

CSKT Division of Fire officials say four single engine air tankers, three CSKT engines and various rural fire department engines and water tenders are on the scene.

According to the Sanders County Wildland Fire Information, a "few outbuildings" were consumed but officials believe the scene will soon be safe. The fire is believe to be human-caused and the public is asked to avoid the area as of Wednesday evening.

The cause of the fire is still unknown as was the size.