Lightning sparks new fire outside Sheridan


BOZEMAN, Mont. - A new fire is reported burning just outside Sheridan.

The Indian Creek Fire is believed to have started around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. It's one of a few wildfires reportedly started by lightning this evening.

U.S. Forest Service officials tell us the blaze has already torched 120 acres, between Wisconsin Creek Road and Mill Creek Road east of Sheridan.

A Type II Incident Management Team has been ordered in.

NBC Montana will continue to follow any new developments and keep you updated as we learn more.