UPDATE: 9:40 a.m. - June 17, 2021
The Crooked Creek Fire grew to 5,100 acres in the Pryor Mountains as of Wednesday evening.
The cause remains unknown, and the fire is 0% contained.
The National Weather Service Point Forecast for the fire area for Thursday is for sunny skies with a high around 68 degrees, relative humidity dipping below 25% and north winds 10-to-14 mph.
The next chance of rain over the area is forecast for Saturday night.
(second report: 1:45 p.m. - June 16, 2021)
BILLINGS - The Crooked Creek Fire was estimated at 4,500 acres Wednesday afternoon.
The fire is burning along the Carbon and Big Horn county line on National Forest land adjacent to the Crow Indian Reservation, according to fire officials.
A pre-evacuation warning has been issued for the Sage Creek area.
Three large airtankers were conducting retardant drops Wednesday, and a helicopter and one BLM wildland engine were also deployed to battle the blaze.
(first report: 9:20 a.m. - June 16, 2021)
A wildfire was discovered Tuesday evening in the Pryor Mountains.
The Billings Interagency Dispatch Center estimates the Crooked Creek Fire is burning 500 acres and is located just southwest of the Crow Reservation in Carbon County.
Details on terrain and fire fighting efforts have not been released.