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Bridger Foothills Fire

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Custer Gallatin National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
10 East Babcock Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59771

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Morning update - 9/25

Bridger Foothills Fire Wildfire
News – 9/25/2020

CURRENT STATUS   

High gusty winds are expected through Friday evening. Crews continue to monitor the fire perimeter for hotspots, and improve portions of contingency line. Additionally, crews continue to improve conditions along sections of road and trails and begin suppression repair. Structure assessments are complete, totaling 450 structures evaluated. A virtual community meeting will be hosted tonight, Friday the 25th at 7pm via Custer Gallatin NF Facebook Live and also through DNRC Zoom platform. This will be the final virtual community meeting.

WEATHER/ FIRE BEHAVIOR 

Strong wind will continue throughout Friday, with gusts up to 30mph during the day and reaching 40mph by the evening. A weather system will move into the area Friday evening, bringing potential for scattered showers through Saturday morning. Cooler temperatures will persist through the weekend with moderate relative humidity recovery occurring. Fire behavior remains low, no expected growth today, but due to high winds new ignitions may cause an increase in activity.  

CLOSURES: 

 The Forest's area closure includes roads and trails within National Forest System lands south of the Bridger Bowl Ski Area and east of the Bridger Ridge Trail #513, including Pine Creek Trail #538. Popular trails such as Sypes, Middle Cottonwood, Truman Gulch, Bridger Ridge Trail and access to the "M" are now open for recreational use. Please use extreme caution when entering areas within the burn zone and continue to respect the fire closure boundary. Bridger Canyon Road is open to the public. Travelers should SLOW DOWN and watch for fire traffic.