The following is a news release from the Gallatin National Forest.
"Due to multiple thunder cells across the Gallatin National Forest in the past couple days, the Forest has five new confirmed starts as of 7:00 p.m. this evening. An aerial detection flight occurred earlier in the day. Weather conditions are predicted to remain hot and dry with isolated scattered thunderstorms across the Gallatin National Forest throughout the weekend.
Bozeman Creek Fire
Start date: July 28, 2012
Location: Bozeman Ranger District: T3S, R6E, Section 27
Current Size: Approximately 1.5 - 2 acres
Resources Assigned: 8 smokejumpers, 1 Type II Helicopter with bucket and 8 additional smokejumpers enroute. One 20 person handcrew ordered for operational shift tomorrow.
Current Status: The Bozeman Creek Fire is burning mid-slope in heavy dead and down fuels with high growth potential. Smokejumpers will be on scene this evening and working to establish a fire line around the perimeter of the fire.
South Fork Fire
Start Date: July 28, 2012
Location: Hebgen Ranger District: T13S, R4E, Section 11
Current Size: Approximately 2/10 acre
Resources Assigned: 2 Engines: 1 USFS, 1 Hebgen Basin Fire District
Current Status: This fire is burning in lodgepole pine and grass. Crews are on scene and have established a fire line around the perimeter. The fire is marked contained.
Start Date: July 27, 2012
Location: Yellowstone Ranger District, Cottonwood Creek within Big Creek Drainage
T6S, R6E, Section 29
Current Size: Approximately 1/4 acre
Resources Assigned: 8 Smokejumpers
Current Status: Smokejumpers have been on scene overnight and established a fire line around the fire and are currently mopping up in heavy timber.
Mile Creek Fire