Fire Weather Watch Still In Effect As Multiple Fires Burn In The Area.
The weather today isn’t looking to help the fire situation. Of the three fires yesterday two look to have been contained. The lone fire still burning is the Millie Fire. We’ll keep you updated on all of these fires as the day goes on.
The Millie Fire is located four miles east of Rat Lake and 20 miles south of Bozeman. It is believed to have been caused by a lightning strike from a few days ago, with increased winds yesterday it flared up. Firefighters will be battling the blaze, which is located in dense and rugged terrain. As of last night the fire and consumed 500 acres.
Above is from the Shields River Road Fire. According to the Park County Facebook page The Shields River Rd Fire started yesterday afternoon from an undetermined cause about 7 miles outside of Wilsall off Shields River Rd. Fire crews with the help of two helicopters contained the fire to about 400 acres. While areas of heat continue to burn within the black, firefighters have a good line around the fire and will continue to monitor for any signs of new activity.
Above is the Convict Grade Fire. According to the Park County Facebook page: The Convict Grade Fire has quieted for the evening at approx. 980 acres. Firefighters have a good line around most of the fire. Not much expected to happen tonight. 1 Helicopter and a number of engines and water tenders will work on strengthening the lines tomorrow to ensure the fire is contained.