Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, Park County fire officials received a call about a fire 15 miles south of Livingston, just west of Highway 89.
"Upon arrival first units reported that they had a wind-driven fire proceeding northbound. The fire quickly crossed Meridian Road and was infringing on a private air field," said Public Information Officer Drew Beattie.
Witnesses say it started as just a small brushfire.
"And like half a mile before the campground I just saw this tiny fire on the side of the street and I immediately go to the campground and told them to call the fire department," said witness Jan Meyer.
But the strong winds quickly spread the fire, which eventually covered 1,075 acres.
"Winds were a significant factor with the fire, driving it northward very quickly and creating a need to evacuate residences very rapidly," Beattie said.
15 homes were forced to evacuate, and many others were on alert to be prepared to leave their homes quickly.
"I got a call from my brother, I was over in Bozeman working, and he said you better come get your stuff, there's a fire out back. So I rushed over here and grabbed all the valuables and got them out of danger," said Paradise Valley resident Bret Olson.
Officials say the fire is now 100% contained and crews will continue to monitor and work on the area for the next few days.
All evacuees were allowed back in their homes at 6:15 p.m.
While no homes were damaged, officials say there are unconfirmed reports of the loss of some out buildings.
The cause of the fire has been determined to be human caused and accidental. Fire officials don't know who the person was and will not be investigating the cause any further.