Evacuation notices issued near Clarkston due to grass fire

Courtesy: Gallatin County Sheriff's Office

Evacuation notices have been issued for some homes in southwest Montana due to a grass fire.

Residents are asked to avoid the Clarkston area. Officials say homes nearby are under evacuation notice.

The Horseshoe Fire is currently burning approximately 300 acres.

Smoke plumes are visible from the valley.

All fire departments in the area have sent trucks and firefighters.

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has planes and helicopters dropping water on the fire, and smokejumpers are deployed.

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