Horseshoe Fire Morning Update 9/12/18

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Today firefighters will continue to build and improve fire line; work on hot spots; and patrol around structures. Resources will continue arriving today to assist with containment. 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.

Night operations staffed the fire last night and monitored burning pockets of vegetation within the fires perimeter, no increase in size occurred. Night operations will also be in place this evening.

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) County Assist Team, Incident Commander Don Pyrah, is in place and managing the fire while working closely with Gallatin County.

The fire began on the afternoon of Monday, September 10th. Initial attack efforts, including ground and air resources, were critical to public safety and minimizing property loss.

PUBLIC MEETING:  7:00 PM tonight, Wednesday, September 12, at Clarkston Fire Hall

SIZE:   2,000 acres
CAUSE:   Under Investigation
FIRE LOCATION:   20 miles N of Logan, Gallatin County
PROTECTION:   Gallatin County
OWNERSHIP:   Private

1 Hand Crew (20 people)
14 Engines
4 Helicopters
4 Smoke jumpers
4 Heavy Equipment (3 dozers, 1 water tender)

EVACUATIONS:  Currently there are no evacuations or closures in place.