Over a Mile of Hose Put Down on The Millie Fire
Incident: Millie Fire Wildfire
Bozeman, MT... The Millie Fire, burning on the Gallatin National Forest twenty miles south of Bozeman, is 75 percent contained and 10,425 acres in size. There are approximately 145 people on the fire with a majority stationed at two remote camps in the South Cottonwood drainage.
"The weather for the immediate future will mirror what we have seen over the previous two days," Incident Meteorologist Eric Evenson said of the current weather pattern over the fire area. Evenson went on to say "there may be a bit warmer and drier conditions this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) but nothing like what we had the previous weekend."
Both ground and air resources continue to make superb progress with suppression activities along the northern portion of the fire. One of the many tasks that the ground resources face is building a massive hose network that extends close to one and a half miles. Currently, the hose lay is running parallel to South Cottonwood Creek but in the next day or so it will make a steep turn up a gnarly and rugged path towards the knife ridge. This will ensure that there is a water source on the ground and directly adjacent to the fire edge on the northern portion of the fire.
Fire crews worked along the Storm Castle Road removing hazard trees and alleviating potentially dangerous situations that could cause harm to fire resources working in that area.
For more information, please contact the Millie Fire Information line at (406) 522-2537 and online at www.inciweb.org or search NRCG South Central Zone on Facebook.