The Horse Creek Fire, 20 miles south of Hysham in Treasure County, is estimated at 6,200 acres as of midday Tuesday. With a large storm front expected to move through Montana Tuesday afternoon, there is wide spread concern about this blaze.
The fire threatens at least two major infrastructure facilities. Both a pipeline and a major power connection from Northwestern Energy lie in the fire's path. As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire was still at zero containment.
There are 12 engines, a dozer and approximately 36 people working on the blaze. The growth potential for the fire is high, as it is burning in grass and timber in steep terrain.
Inciweb has more details on the fire's progress and additional fire conditions in Montana.
Dahl Fire Investigation Closes
Investigation into the cause of the Dahl Fire near Roundup Montana closed Monday afternoon, with investigators blaming lightning.