CLARKSTON – For the first time since the Horseshoe Fire destroyed his home of 20 years, Mark McMurtry returned Tuesday to see the carnage and what might be left in the ashes. McMurtry says it’s not as bad as he imagined but still, he’s in need of a lot and he’s not alone.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office reports that as of 5 p.m. Saturday, the Horseshoe Fire in Clarkston is 100% contained.
CLARKSTON – Officials have confirmed 3 homes have been lost to the Horseshoe Fire which started on Monday, Sept 10. Additionally, 2 secondary buildings and 7 other buildings were lost to the flames and Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is looking into other unidentified structures.
DNRC leaders updated the state Environmental Quality Council Wednesday on the state’s wildfire outlook.
CLARKSTON – The Horseshoe fire in Clarkston did not grow overnight, according to officials, but on its third day burning a public meeting will be held in town to give locals an update.
HELENA – Fire crews performed mop up operations on Tuesday Sep. 11 for the now named Cottonwood fire that burned nearly 500 acres 7 miles east of Townsend.
CLARKSTON- Fire crews battled a grass fire near Clarkston on Monday night. The fire claimed several structures, including homes, have reportedly been lost.
KALISPELL – A human-caused wildfire burning northeast of Hot Springs has now been fully contained.
HELENA – A private burn has grown out of control at Highway 12, around mile marker seven.
As bears prepare for hibernation, they’re looking for food and firefighters working the fires in Glacier National Park said they’ve become a safety issue in camp and along the fire line.
According to an InciWeb update, the Bacon Rind Fire south of Big Sky stands at 3,700 acres and has resulted in several closures in Yellowstone National Park and the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Winds over the weekend pushed the Boundary fire that’s burning near the Canadian border in Glacier National Park.
HELENA – On Friday Sep. 7 the U.S. Forest Service announced planned prescribed burns for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest for fall and winter 2018.
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – The Howe Ridge Fire, which has destroyed historic cabins and forced evacuations, has seen a reduction in fire behavior which has allowed firefighters more suppression opportunities, but the area is not out of the woods yet.
KALISPELL – A wildfire burning northeast of Hot Springs has been determined to be human-caused.