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Rumsey Gulch Forest Fire has Burned 350 Acres by Tuesday Afternoon

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A photo from the early hours Monday of the Rumsey Gulch Fire near Philipsburg. (USFS Photo)
The Rumsey Gulch forest fire, 4 miles southeast of Philipsburg MT, is now estimated at 350 acres late Tuesday afternoon, according to Type 3 Incident Management Team leader Jonathan Clark.

The fire started in high winds Monday afternoon and caused evacuations of nearby homes. The evacuation order has since been lifted and residents have been allowed to return to their homes, according to a report on Inciweb.

Firefighters continue to work to establish a fireline around the perimeter of the fire, working mainly on the north and south sides. They are also providing structure protection in the Rumsey Gulch area. 92 people are assigned to the fire.

Because of fire traffic, drivers should use caution on roads in the Philipsburg area.

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