Bean Canyon Fire Update 9/11/12


For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Kerry O’Connell
                                                                                                             Phone: 406-582-2092
9/11/2012 13:35                                                     

Bean Canyon Fire Update

The Bean Canyon Fire, burning about 9 miles east of Toston in Gallatin County, is now estimated at 3,000 acres. The fire is burning on private and State land and was reported on September 10, 2012 at about 1:15 PM. Authorities have confirmed it was caused by lightning.

County, State, and Federal firefighters worked on the fire throughout the night and more resources have joined the firefighting efforts today. The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is providing County Assist to Gallatin County and the fire is currently being managed by a Type 3 Organization with approximately 100 personnel assigned for today’s operations.

The current resources assigned to the fire include:

  • 8 Engines
  • 2 Dozers
  • 1 Skidgine
  • 6 Tenders
  • 2 Helicopters
  • 3 Fixed Wing Aircraft


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