Posted: May 14, 2013 1:55 PM by KXLF News
Updated: May 14, 2013 1:55 PM
PHILIPSBURG - Four to six homes have been lost in a Granite County wildfire and other structures are still at risk.
Evacuations are in place as crews continue to battle the Rumsey Gulch Fire near Philipsburg, which was last estimated at around 220 acres.
The evacuations instituted by the Granite County Sheriff's Office when the blaze first broke out remain in place, although there's no word on just how many people have been forced out of their homes.
This morning, the fire was still 0% contained.
Several agencies are working to control the blaze, including the Drummond, Philipsburg and Georgetown Lake fire departments, the U.S. Forest Service, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and an inmate crew from the Montana State Prison.
There is no word yet on what sparked the blaze, which was reported at 6:20 p.m. Monday four miles southwest of Philipsburg.