Fire Officials Give Update on Bridger Foothills Fire
Tuesday evening, fire officials hosted another virtual meeting to get the public up to date on the latest information regarding the Bridger Foothills Fire that continues to burn on the east side of the Bridger Mountains.
Topics covered included evacuation information, road openings & closures, and specific fire info about where the fire is currently burning. They wrapped up the meeting answering specific questions from those watching live.
You can view the meeting in its entirety below.
Road Information For Those Trying to Access Bridger Canyon
Effective Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m., Bridger Canyon Road will be open for residents only from Boylan Road to Jackson Creek Road. Jackson Creek will be fully open between Interstate 90 to Bridger Canyon Road.
Residents are asked to stay off the roads from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to allow for fire crews to travel the roads. The Gallatin County Sheriff's Department is also requesting that residents go directly to their homes. This is not a time to visit your neighbors or have friends, extended family, or construction crews if they come to your residences. It is still an active fire zone, and fire teams are still working. Residents need to stay out of their way.
In the active fire zone, residents can expect to see smoke and flames. DO NOT call 911. They can notify fire personnel in the area if they are around, but they are aware of the situation.
In areas where homes have been destroyed and may have ignited propane tanks venting, DO NOT APPROACH AND DO NOT PUT THEM OUT. Residents are also advised not to stay in that area, and to collect what they need and leave.
Avoid spending time in any area that has been burned, even on your own property. Many hazards exist, including burnt trees that are highly unstable and dangerous.