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Firefighters Need Your Help In Remote Areas

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BIG SKY, Mont. -

A house fire in Big Sky sheds light on the difficult situations crews often face when responding to emergencies.

Wednesday crews got stuck on an unplowed road with tight curves on their way to fight a fire that destroyed a home in Big Sky.

Big Sky fire officials said it's not uncommon for at least one of their trucks to get stuck on these types of roads.

They said they can't use smaller trucks because they wouldn't have enough water to fight the fire, but there are things homeowners can do to help the firefighters in emergencies.

"Keeping their driveways plowed, keeping the roads plowed throughout the day, having curves that are not sharp, having grades, grades that are less than 10 percent so we aren't trying to drive up a very steep hillside," said Big Sky Fire Department chief, William Farhat.

Officials said installing sprinklers could also help save homes from fires.

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