MISSOULA, Mont. — The following update was posted to Gallatin County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page:
Horseshoe Fire Update: The fire is estimated at 2000 acres and is 0% contained. Today firefighters will continue to build and improve fire line, work on hot spots, and patrol around structures. Current resources include 20 members of a ground crew, 14 fire engines, 4 helicopters, 4 smoke jumpers, 3 dozers, and a water tender. Resources will continue arriving today to assist with containment. Last night firefighters monitored burning pockets of vegetation within the fires perimeter, no increase in size occurred.
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) County Assist Team is in place and managing the fire while working closely with Gallatin County. The team is working today in conjunction with Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office to determine the number of structures affected and more details will be released soon. Currently there are no evacuations or closures in place.
There will be a public meeting at the Clarkston Fire Hall at 7:00 tonight.