BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The following is a news release from the Gallatin National Forest.

Current Status:  Firefighters worked the Lick Creek Fire into the evening hours on Tuesday, including several water drops from a helicopter.  Wednesday morning fire personnel on the line reported minimal fire activity and smokes.  Sixteen firefighters will be on the fire throughout the day working to ensure containment around the fire and search out any remaining heat.  There has been no new size growth overnight and air resources will remain available to firefighters if there is a need throughout the day.

Fire Name: Lick Creek Fire

Date Detected: July 29, 2014

Cause: Lightning 

Location: Hyalite Canyon, North of Lick Creek Trail along the ridgetop. T4S, R6E, Sec 3

Current Size: 0.6 acres (with multiple spots)

Resources Assigned: 16 firefighters:  Engine 661 with 4 firefighters, 8 smokejumpers, 4 heli-rappellers

Closures: No closures in effect

Remarks: No structures currently threatened