Horseshoe Fire Update 9:10 am 9/15/18

Gallatin County Emergency Management

SIZE:   1,223 acres

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

3 Hand Crews (20 people/crew)
16 Engines
1 Helicopter
2 Heavy Equipment (1 skidgen, 1 water tender)
160 Total Personnel

FIRE SITUATION:  A limited number of resources will be demobilized today while the remaining resources will put in a full day of work on the fireline. The remaining crews headed out to the fire this morning to build and improve fireline; search for heat along the fires perimeter; use air resources to haul water as needed; mop-up; and patrol around structures. Fire activity yesterday was minimal with creeping and smoldering.

As firefighters and law enforcement assessed the Horseshoe fire earlier this week the situation emerged as a mixed blessing.  The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) County Assist Team and the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office have identified approximately twelve structures that burned during the initial night of the fire. Structure loss includes: three primary residences; two secondary residences; and seven outbuildings.

EVACUATIONS:  Currently there are no evacuations in place.

ACCESS: Area roads are for resident and fire personnel access only.