Authorities temporarily closed a section of Highway 434 northwest of Wolf Creek due to a wildfire Wednesday afternoon.
The Jefferies Creek fire started around 3:30 p.m. 14 miles northwest of Wolf Creek. It burned approximately 30 to 50 acres, Wolf Creek/Craig Fire Chief Rocky Infanger said.
Lewis and Clark County Undersheriff Jason Grimmis said the fire either started as a structure fire or near a structure and butted up against Highway 434.
Infanger said one older outbuilding is a total loss and another caught fire but was not destroyed. The fire also burned near a home and other outbuildings, he said.
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Authorities closed the highway from the fire north to Highway 200 as firefighters responded. Traffic was rerouted to Highway 287.
Highway 434 was reopened around 5:45 p.m., according to Grimmis.
Firefighters from volunteer departments as well as the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation responded. DNRC reported dispatching two engines, a helicopter and single engine air tanker.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and no injuries were reported.