Wildfire burns over 16K acres on Northern Cheyenne Reservation

A wildfire quickly grew from 5,000 acres to 16,300 acres on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.

The Waterhole Fire ignited on Tuesday. Fueled by dry, hot weather and winds, it more than doubled in size overnight.

"It will continue to burn actively in the afternoon as long as we stay in these hot, dry, windy weather conditions," fire information officer Marilyn Krause told The Billings Gazette. "It will get more active as the afternoon goes on."

The fire is one of five in the area. Tribal crews have been putting out fires across the reservation.

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