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Crazy Mountain fire grows to 5,000 acres

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The Blacktail fire exploded overnight Tuesday and has now burned 5,000 acres.

Rain showers are expected throughout the fire area much of Thursday. While these showers are not expected to put out the fire they will assist the firefighters in building fireline.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

The Blacktail fire in the Crazy Mountains has now burned 500 acres according to the latest information released by the forest service.

The lightning-caused fire in Meagher County made a run yesterday in rugged terrain, driven by winds. Nearby landowners have been notified of the activity. Red-flag warning conditions remain in place today.

Smokejumpers have responded to the fire and a helicopter is available as weather conditions allow.

No structures are threatened, but closures have been put in place.

A lightning-caused fire started Sunday has scorched 30 acres in the Crazy Mountains.

The Blacktail Fire on Forest Service land in Meagher County is making a run in rugged terrain and is putting up a smoke column that can be seen for miles.

Fire officials say there is no threat to Park County at this time.

Smoke jumpers are on the scene, located east of Loco Mountain. A helicopter has also been assigned to the fire.

There is reportedly numerous snags and dead/down trees fueling the fire, making a challenge for firefighters.

Officials are asking the public not to report to dispatch, they are receiving many calls about the fire.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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