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Fire chief: 300-acre fire human-caused

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 29 2013 02:16:29 PM MDT
LIVINGSTON, Mont. -

A human-cause wildfire that burned 300 acres northeast of Livingston is still smoldering but has been contained.
    
Officials say hazards at the Grannis Fishing Access to the Shields River where the blaze started will keep the surrounding public land closed for some time.
    
Park County Rural Fire District No. 1 Chief Dann Babcox told the Livingston Enterprise Monday that the fire was started by a person.
    
He says investigators have not located a device that started the blaze, but they concluded it was human-caused given other factors he did not identify.
    
A motorist reported the fire Friday night. Fire officials say the flames were up to 30 feet high and wind gusts spread it across state and private land.
    
No damages or injuries have been reported.