Today at about 2:20 P.M. a fire west of Belgrade and South of Manhattan was called in by an aircraft. 

Units from Gallatin County Fire assisted by other valley fire departments, a DNRC helicopter and the Sheriff’s Office responded.

The fire was about 5 acres burning on the 320 Ranch in steep terrain.  By 5:00 P.M. the fire was contained and mop up operations were underway.

3 structures were potentially threatened, 1 evacuation warning was issued.

The probable cause of igntion is a lighting strike from Tuesday night.

Crews are currently on the scene and will be there most of the night.