Wildland Fire Closes Bear Trap Recreation Area
Incident: Bear Trap Wildfire
An escaped campfire late Saturday afternoon caused officials to evacuate 100 campers along the Bear Trap National Recreation Trail in the Bear Trap unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness. The fire started near the intersection of the Madison River and Bear Trap Creek and has burned approximately 35 acres.
Access to this area and the Bear Trap National Recreation Trail is closed until further notice. Officials are asking for anyone who might have knowledge or seen anything in this area that would help in the investigation are asked to contact the Madison County Sherriff at (406) 843-5301.
Firefighters from the BLM, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Madison County, MT Fish Wildlife and Parks, and the Ennis Volunteer Fire Department, are assisting in the management of this fire.