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Two wildfires spark in Musselshell County

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UPDATE:  Musselshell County DES reports the Ragged Point Road fire, burning northeast of Roundup, is 100 percent contained as of 9pm Friday.

The fire spread to more than 500 acres, but crews were able to establish fire lines around the blaze.

Crews plan to stay overnight to keep an eye on the situation.

Meanwhile, the Willow Creek Fire, burning in the Little Snowy Mountains,  is making its way into Golden Valley County.  

Fergus County crews have taken the lead in battling the 50 acre fire, but Musselshell County crews are assisting.

No structures are threatened.

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Two wildfires sparked late Friday afternoon in Musselshell County.

One of the fires, now called the Willow Creek Fire, is burning near the Fergus County line.

Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services Director Adam Carlson tells Q2 News that lightning sparked the Willow Creek Fire late Friday afternoon.

At last report the fire was 30 acres in size, and was burning into an area of heavy timber.  

Carlson said two homes are located in the area, but are not threatened by the flames at this time.

A second wildfire, the Ragged Point Road Fire sparked northeast of Roundup Friday in the Little Snowy Mountains.

Crews from Melstone and Hawk Creek are on the scene fighting the fire, which is an estimated 100 acres in size.

Carlson reports 20 mph winds are fanning the flames as a storm front moves through the area.

At this time, no structures are threatened by the Ragged Point Fire.

It's cause is unknown.

This is a developing story.  Check back for further updates.

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