Stillwater County officials have issued a call for voluntary evacuation for residents along a 5-mile stretch of Shane Creek Road.  A shelter has been set up in the Columbus High School Gymnasium.

More than 100 structures are now at risk as the Skibstad Fire burns south of Columbus, and the fire is said to have consumed about 300 acres and is 0% contained at this time.

Also, Montana State Parks have closed Cooney Reservoir.  This will allow helicopters to get water from the reservoir to fight the fire.

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