Bridger Foothills Fire

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Bridger Foothills Fire Burns near Bozeman, Montana
Bozeman, MT – The Bridger Foothills Fire, located just northeast of Bozeman, Montana was reported the afternoon of Friday, September 4, 2020. The fire is very visible from the Gallatin Valley and smoke is drifting into Bridger Canyon. Currently the “M” and Sypes Canyon Trailheads are closed and the Bridger Canyon Road from Bozeman to the junction with Jackson Creek Road is closed.

The fire, located about 2.5 miles up Bridger Foothills Trail, is actively burning in timber. It is currently estimated at 10 acres. Gallatin County is currently in the process of sweeping the area near the fire to evacuate recreationists.

Resources helping fight the Bridger Foothills Fire include 2 large airtankers, 4 single engine air tankers, and firefighters and smokejumpers. In addition, there are two helicopters dropping buckets of water on the fire to help slow fire spread.

The Incident Commander for the Bridger Foothills Fire is Mark Duffy, a West Yellowstone Smokejumper.