Carbon County, MT

Carbon County,

Roberston Draw Fire Started by Dirt Biking Bridger Man

The man believed to be responsible for the over 29,000-acre Robertson Draw Fire is currently in jail, facing hefty fines and significant jail time. The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office of Montana announced the arrest of 55-year-old John Lightburn in connection to the Robertson Draw Fire. A resident of Bridger, Montana, Lightburn is currently being held in the Gallatin County Detention Center in Bozeman on a $7,500 bond.
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Bridger Man Arrested for Robertson Draw Fire Near Red Lodge

A Bridger man has been arrested for allegedly causing the Robertson Draw Fire that has burned nearly 30,000 acres near Red Lodge. The Carbon County Sheriff's Office says 55 year old John Lightburn of Bridger was arrested and charged with negligent arson and criminal mischief- both felonies. He also faces a misdemeanor negligent arson charge.
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Bridger Man In Custody On Arson Charges For Robertson Draw Fire

Authorities investigating the Robertson Draw Fire south of Red Lodge have arrested a suspect and are charging him with arson. John Lightburn, aged 55 of Bridger, faces charges of felony negligent arson, felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor negligent arson for his alleged involvement in starting the now-30,000 acre fire, according to documents Carbon County Attorney Alex Nixon filed Wednesday.
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Man arrested for causing Robertson Draw Fire

CARBON COUNTY, Mont. - A Bridger man has been arrested for causing the Robertson Draw Fire. Following an investigation by Carbon County Sheriff’s Deputies and U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement, a warrant was issued, based on a filing by Carbon County Attorney Alex Nixon, charging 55-year-old John Lightburn. Court documents...
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Bridger man accused of causing Robertson Draw fire near Red Lodge

A 55-year-old man from Bridger who admitted spilling and igniting gasoline while repairing a dirt bike on U.S. Forest Service land has been charged with causing the Robertson Draw fire, which has burned 29,601 acres south of Red Lodge. John Lightburn was arrested on a warrant issued by Carbon County...