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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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Horseshoe Fire Update 9/13/18 9:30 AM

Light precipitation occurred over the fire yesterday afternoon and into the evening. This weather was helpful in minimizing interior fire activity and allowing firefighters to work on areas holding heat. Firefighting resources will build and improve fire line; work on … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire Morning Update 9/12/18

FIRE SITUATION:  Today firefighters will continue to build and improve fire line; work on hot spots; and patrol around structures. Resources will continue arriving today to assist with containment. The team is working today in conjunction with Gallatin County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Fire Evening Update 9/11/18

Firefighters worked hard today to stop the forward progress of the fire.  Firefighters faced difficult conditions including extremely dry fuels and long turnaround times for the three helicopters hauling water.  The juniper in the area burns hot and fast, making … Continue reading

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Yellowstone River Search Update

Since Friday evening, nearly 150 people have participated in the search for James Anderson. Today there have been 13 boat teams, 20 ground crew, 8 dogs, 3 divers, 7 comms, a helicopter, and a drone searching the river from Mayor’s … Continue reading

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Yellowstone River Search and Rescue Event

Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jim Anderson was involved in the boat accident that occurred on the Yellowstone River yesterday in Park County. Jim’s wife Angie passed away on the scene. Jim and his daughter were able to make it … Continue reading

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Armed Suspect in Quinn Creek Area

This is a message from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office. An armed suspect is currently being looked for by law enforcement in the Quinn Creek area on Bozeman Pass. The suspect was involved in a shootout with law enforcement and … Continue reading

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