As of Sunday afternoon, the fire burning south of Browning in northern Montana (Spotted Eagle Fire - Family Peak Complex Wildfire) has grown significantly and is not yet contained in any measurable amount. We've got the latest from the Lewis & Clark National Forest:
Reports from the Park County Commissioner, Randy Taylor, tell that the fire is visibly put out but monitoring and surveying will continue throughout the day. Nearly 30 homes were evacuated and the officials are requesting them to not yet return to their homes. More details inside.
The Gallatin County Commission has issued a resolution declaring Gallatin County to have Stage One Fire Restrictions. This means you can not conduct any activities that may cause fires which includes Fireworks. During the 4th of July, this ban will be lifted unless conditions change. It's important to note that cities can still declare their own restrictions.
Photos by Michael Blessing
As of 7am this morning, the Bear Trap 2 fire is 57% contained is still being battled by four 20-person crews. More information on road closures and details of the fire inside.