The Sarpy Hills Fire Complex in southeastern Montana has merged into one large fire.
Twenty-two crow residents who lived along Highway 212, were evacuated and stayed in a shelter in Hardin last night. This morning, Highway 212 is reopened from interstate 90 east to Ashland. Recent estimates are that the fire has engulfed 82,000 acres with 45 percent containment.
Yesterday's drizzling rain helped the firefighters' efforts, and the complex currently has four engines, a dozer, two skidgines and a hotshot crew working on the most active portion of the fire.