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County Responders Douse Shepherd Blaze

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A fire near Shepherd sent many people out of their homes Friday.

There is no immediate cause of what sparked the blaze near Shepherd. At last word, residents were told to either get out or douse the perimeter of their homes with water. No homes were burnt in the blaze near Pleasant Hollow Trail. Crews from the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Lockwood, Shepherd, Worden, and Billings Fire Departments are currently mopping up the charred remains. Shepherd resident, William Spaulding, described the fire in his own words. "Panic, Adrenaline. I was really scared for those people. I did the most I can to help, and I hope that was enough," Spaulding said.

Spaulding said he lived close to where the fire ignited. He said he was surprised to see how quickly people responded to the get the fire contained. At last word, roads in the area were reopened after closures in the afternoon.