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Forest Service Asks Public For Help Identifying Cause Of Yogo Fire

Yogo Fire on Oct. 3.
Yogo Fire on Oct. 3.

Officials with the Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest are asking for the public’s help in identifying how the Yogo Fire got started.

The Yogo Fire began Oct. 3 in the Judith Musselshell Ranger District in the Little Belt Mountains and burned more than eight square miles of timber and grasses. The fire was considered 100 percent contained as of Oct. 22.

The Forest Service’s fire investigation unit is looking for people who may have visited the Cabin Mountain, Tepee Butte or Yogo Peak area, especially anyone that was on the ridge between Cabin Mountain and Prospect Ridge between the end of September and October 3. The Service is interested in folks who may have seen the fire or someone parked or hunting on the ridge or in the general areas of the fire.

Investigators are asking anyone with a tip on the Yogo Fire to contact the Helena Supervisor’s office of the Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest at 406-449-5201 Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

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Kay Erickson has been working in broadcasting in Billings for more than 20 years. She spent well over a decade as news assignment editor at KTVQ-TV before joining the staff at YPR. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, with a degree in broadcast journalism. Shortly after graduation she worked in Great Falls where she was one of the first female sports anchor and reporter in Montana.
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