Posted: Aug 9, 2013 3:22 PM by MTN News
Although the terrain is difficult, crews were able to find an interior road this morning to really attack the Indian Creek Fire near Sheridan, Mont.
The fire is currently 125 acres burning mostly grassland and sage.
It is located between the Indian Creek and Wisconsin Creek on the Madison Ranger District.
Right now fire teams are hitting the fire with two helicopters and a 20-person crew out of the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest along with state resources and volunteers.
Official said that last night's moisture and cool weather helped them gain control of the fire and that local crews were a big help.
"It's been a unified Command because some of it's on private land," said Incident Commander Anthony Pacheco. "So we have been working with the county. The county commissioner has been out here, and they have been good to us and given us whatever we needed."
Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest officials are urging people to limit their travel on Wisconsin Creek and Indian Creek roads due to high fire traffic activity and firefighting equipment on the roads.
Photo courtesy of Rick Martin Shammel