GREAT FALLS — UPDATE: The fire has grown to an estimated 7,000 acres - click here for details.
A wildfire is burning in Fergus County several miles northwest of Lewistown.
The South Moccasin Fire was reported at about 12:45 a.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021.
At this point, there are no reports of injuries, and no word on whether the fire is threatening any homes or buildings.
As of mid-day on Monday, the MT Fire Info website said the fire had burned about five acres, but it appears to have grown substantially since then.
Fergus County Disaster & Emergency Services told MTN that at this point, no evacuations have been ordered.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
We have a reporter heading to the fire and will update you when we get more information.