A media release issued by the Bureau of Indian affairs states that the Aberdeen Fire is now almost contained. Caused by a vehicle, the fire erupted shortly after noon on Tuesday near Interstate 90 and Old US Highway 87, south of the Aberdeen exit, three miles north of the Wyoming State Line.
Numerous resources responded included two helicopters, four engines, a short squad of firefighters, and four ranch trucks. Four engines and the squad are working to complete containment of that fire, which has not grown since Tuesday afternoon.
Power was restored to the town of Pryor Tuesday night after the 1,941 acre Highway 87 fire burned a home and thirteen power poles near the junction of Pryor Road and Old US Highway 87 Monday evening. Yellowstone Valley Electric Coop completed rebuilding those lines Tuesday evening. Power remains out for an area near the Scott ranch. On the BIA’s branch of that fire, five engines and an initial attack crew continued mopping up Wednesday, with heavy equipment and water tenders available nearby.