South Cottonwood Trail System Now Open
The Gallatin National Forest has opened the South Cottonwood and Blackmore Trails starting October 10. These trails were closed at the end of August because of public and firefighter safety concerns.. more
The Millie Fire began with a lightning strike Aug. 28 on the Gallatin National Forest, 20 miles south of Bozeman, Montana. On August 29, it made a four-mile run and grew to 8,300 acres. A local Type 3 Team did the inital attack on the fire and a Type 2 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire August 30. The fire transitioned back to a local Type 3 Incident Management organization at 2000 hrs 9/14. 929, fire management has transitioned to a local Type 4 organization.
|Date of Origin||Tuesday August 28th, 2012 approx. 02:14 PM|
|Location||20 miles south of Bozeman|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday November 01st, 2012 approx. 12:00 PM|
10 Timber (litter and understory), subalpine fir, and mixed conifer, unburned for a long time previously, with alarge amount of bug kill.
Creeping and smoldering
Fire transtioned to Type 4 organization
Continue to hold fire in South Cottonwood Drainage
Last regular update unless significant activity occurs
|Wind Conditions||6 mph S|