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 for a long day for firefighters on the ground.
No additional structures were lost today and there have been no reports of public or firefighting injuries.
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) County Assist Team arrived today to assist local, county, state, and federal efforts. Incident Commander, Don Pyrah, with the County Assist Team assumed management of the fire at 8:00 PM this evening and will work in cooperation with Gallatin County Office of Emergency Management, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, and local firefighting resources.
No evacuation orders are in place. Residents are encouraged to stay in touch by registering their phones on www.readygallatin.com and reviewing the information on preparing for wildfires in your community.
An update will be published tomorrow mid-morning with additional fire information and details.
County Assist Team
Public Information Officer