Horseshoe Fire Update 9/11/18 17:30

Gallatin County Emergency Management

(Gallatin County, Mt.)  Horseshoe Fire Update: This morning, the fire was estimated at 2000 acres and is 0% contained. It is burning in steep, rugged terrain that is difficult for fire engines to access. Several structures have been burned but firefighters were able to save others. No details on the number of structures lost are available at this time. There have been no injuries or fatalities among firefighters or the public. There are no —evacuation orders in place.

Federal, state, and local resources are being used to fight the fire, including Bozeman Fire, Central Valley, Hyalite Fire, Fort Ellis, Bridger Canyon, and Willow Creek. The current strategy is to protect structures and to attack the fire with ground and air resources, including helicopters and bulldozers. Fire management will transition to a DNRC County Assist Team this afternoon. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Photos courtesy of the Sheriff’s Office.