The Spotted Eagle fire started in remote, heavy timber; actively burning in upper Lonesome Creek drainage in the Badger Creek area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. On August 28, 2015, the fire expanded and crossed the Forest boundary and onto the Blackfeet Reservation west-northwest of Heart Butte, Montana. The fire was being managed as part of the Family Peak Complex. At this point we do not have a map or size estimate for the August 28 fire growth, but will post the information as soon as it is available.

Note: Tribal fire officials reported the fire was near Mitten Lake and Green Lake earlier this evening, and about 3 miles from Heart Butte.-KSEN/K96

The town of Heart Butte and surrounding Badger Creek areas north to Palookaville road have been ordered to evacuate as of August 28.  An evacuation shelter has been set up by the Blackfeet Nation and American Red Cross Montana Chapter at 80 Heart Butte Road in Browning. Anyone who needs shelter is welcome, and all services are free. When possible, evacuees should bring personal items such as prescriptions, medications, personal documents, extra clothing and bedding, items for children and babies, and any other special items.

Please evacuate promptly upon receiving an evacuation order.