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NorthWestern Energy committed to support for people impacted by West Wind Fire

Date: Dec 2, 2021

Butte, Mont. – Dec. 2, 2021–NorthWestern Energy and the proper authorities in Montana are investigating the cause of the West Wind Fire in Judith Basin and Fergus counties. While the cause of the fire is under investigation, it appears to have originated from a high wind event involving a NorthWestern Energy power line southwest of Denton.

“Emergency responders and fire departments from throughout central Montana, including multiple volunteer fire departments, worked in extreme conditions and we are grateful for their service and that their efforts prevented serious injuries or loss of human life,” said NorthWestern Energy CEO Bob Rowe. “NorthWestern Energy is committed to supporting residents displaced by the West Wind Fire and those who have suffered property losses.”

NorthWestern Energy is working directly with local authorities and the citizens of Denton to provide support and assistance to those impacted by the West Wind Fire.

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NorthWestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides essential energy infrastructure and valuable services that enrich lives and empower communities while serving as long-term partners to our customers and communities. We are working to deliver safe, reliable, and innovative energy solutions that create value for customers, communities, employees, and investors. This includes bridging our history as a regulated utility safely providing low-cost and reliable service with our future as a globally-aware company offering a broader array of services performed by highly-adaptable and skilled employees. We provide electricity and / or natural gas to approximately 743,000 customers in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Yellowstone National Park. We have provided service in South Dakota and Nebraska since 1923 and in Montana since 2002. More information is available on the company's Web site at


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