The fire started on private property in Big Horn County after 7 p.m. Thursday night. The fire is now headed towards Yellowstone County, according to Brad Shoemaker, Yellowstone County's Director of Disaster and Emergency Services. As of 10:30 p.m. Shoemaker says the fire is around 500 acres.The cause of the fire is still unknown, however property owners in the area say they believe it may have been caused by lightning.
A lightning-caused fire burning southeast of Roundup prompted pre-evacuation notices to be issued early Thursday night for residents in the Bruner Mountain area, said Adam Carlson, the Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator for Musselshell County.
The Lockwood Seniors Little League All-Stars team rides on a Lockwood Fire Department truck to be welcomed home from the Senior League Baseball West Regional Tournament by friends and family at Lockwood Field on Thursday, July 27.