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Firefighters respond to wildland fire on Interstate 90

On June 5, 2024, the Three Forks Fire Department was dispatched to a wildland fire on Interstate 90 at mile marker 280, presenting significant challenges for both local residents and emergency responders.

Reports indicated that the fire had been sparked by a train, igniting the brush. This information was quickly confirmed by multiple callers, prompting a swift and coordinated response from various emergency units.

Montana Rail Link (MRL) was advised of the situation, and the train involved was stopped to prevent further spread of the fire. Reports soon came in from the Equine Center on Fronta...