BOZEMAN, Mont. - The following is a press release from the Custer Gallatin National Forests:
The Custer Gallatin National Forests has confirmed one fire in Hyalite, in the vicinity of Lick Creek, north of the trail, Resources are en route including a full load of smoke-jumpers and Engine 661 with two firefighters, from Bozeman Ranger District are hiking into the fire. The fire is located along the ridgetop burning in timber.
Fire Name: Lick Creek Fire
Date Detected: July 29, 2014
Location: Hyalite Canyon, North of Lick Creek Trail along the ridgetop. T4S, R6E, Sec 3
Current Size: 1/2 acre with multiple spots
Resources Assigned: Engine 661 with 2 firefighters, 8 smokejumpers, 2 helicopters requested
Current Status: Smokejumpers jumped the fire at approximately 3:20 p.m., an additional engine crew with two firefighters are hiking into the fire. Currently the fire is burning along the ridgetop.
Closures: No closures in effect