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                                                           

Cause:  Unknown                                                      

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