Bridger Foothills Fire: Size & Containment Update
The Bridger Foothills Fire continues to burn on the east side of the Bridger Mountains. Thursday is the 7th day of the fire that started last Friday above the "M" Trail in Bozeman, before spreading through Bridger Canyon on Saturday. This morning we do have updated information regarding its size & containment.
Bridger Foothills Fire Updated Information:
- The size has been updated to 8,224 acres burned.
- Containment is 52%, according to fire officials.
- More personnel have been added to fight the fire. We now have 337 men & women fighting the blaze.
- According to fire officials, the fire activity on Wednesday was minimal; mainly smoldering and creeping. Cool nighttime temperatures and recent precipitation have limited fire spread.
- Officials say that fire activity has potential to increase with the cold front passage. Temperatures are expected to continue to warm up and are predicted to approach the 90s early next week.
- Bridger Canyon Road (in its entirety) will open FOR RESIDENTS ONLY this morning (Thursday) at 10 a.m., according to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office.
- 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.
- The Sheriff's Department reminds people again that drones are not permitted to fly near the Bridger Foothills Fire. Drones can shut down all air operations on the fire. Two incident helicopters continue to work on the fire.
- Montana Governor Steve Bullock visited the fire area on Wednesday.
- Make a monetary donation to the Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund by texting BRIDGERS to 91999. Or use the button below:
- For more information, check the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page or call 2-1-1.