Author Archives: Emergency Management Duty Officer

Ongoing investigation in West Yellowstone

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Yellowstone Police Department, in furtherance of a federal investigation, are conducting an enforcement operation in the 500 block of Firehole Avenue in West Yellowstone on Thursday, March 28. To … Continue reading

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Spring Runoff

Release:  19015-01 Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 548-0111 Spring Runoff Gallatin County, MT – As we move into spring the weather over the next 90 days will have a large impact on our spring runoff.  It is challenging in the middle … Continue reading

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Trail Creek Train Derailment

Montana Rail Link Comment At approximately 12:50 PM, a loaded coal train headed west derailed an estimated 40 cars east of Bozeman. There were no injuries to the crew and the train was not carrying hazardous materials. MRL is continuing to … Continue reading

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I-90 Fatal Accident

A multi vehicle accident on I-90 late Christmas Eve claimed the lives of two local people. Laci D Burkhart, 35, of Willow Creek, and Judd Richard Smutt, 41, of Bozeman were killed when the vehicle they were in traveled across … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire Update 10:15 AM 9/16/18

SIZE:   1,223 acres CONTAINMENT:   100% CAUSE:   Under Investigation FIRE LOCATION:   20 miles N of Logan, Gallatin County PROTECTION:   Gallatin County OWNERSHIP:   Private FIRE SITUATION:  Due to the firefighters’ hard work, the Horseshoe Fire was declared 100 % contained at 5 … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire Update 6:30 PM 9/15/18

Due to the firefighters’ hard work, the Horseshoe fire was declared 100 % contained at 5 PM today. A small group of resources continue to address an area of residual heat in the fire’s interior. Resources will continue to demobilize … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire Update 9:10 am September 15, 2018

SIZE:   1,223 acres CONTAINMENT:   65% CAUSE:   Under Investigation FIRE LOCATION:   20 miles N of Logan, Gallatin County PROTECTION:   Gallatin County OWNERSHIP:   Private RESOURCES: 3 Hand Crews (20 people/crew) 16 Engines 1 Helicopter 2 Heavy Equipment (1 skidgen, 1 water tender) … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire 7:00 PM Update

Firefighting resources continued to seek and destroy hot spots today within the burned area. Containment has increased to 65% due to a larger portion of the fires perimeter being secured and strengthened. Fire size remains at 1,225 acres and fire … Continue reading

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Hoseshoe Fire Update 9:30 AM

Crews headed out to the fire this morning to build and improve fireline; search for heat along the fires perimeter; use air resources to haul water as needed; mop-up; and patrol around structures. Fire activity yesterday was minimal with creeping … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire Update 7:00 PM 9/13/18

Today crews did a thorough grid of areas adjacent to the fires perimeter in search of hot spots. Due to outstanding efforts, containment has increased to 33%. The structures destroyed in the Horseshoe Fire consisted of three primary residences; two … Continue reading

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