Although there are still several "active incidents" on the Montana wildfire roster, the snow that we've received in September has drastically improved conditions. It might be the most welcome snow we've ever seen.
The wildfire burning north of Manhattan is called the Cottonwood Gulch fire. Fire crews from all over the area worked through the night, with more resources on the way today. High winds yesterday made the fire very difficult to contain.
Fire crews from all over Gallatin County and surrounding areas have been working tirelessly on what is now known as the Cottonwood Gulch Fire. High winds on Sunday caused the human caused fire to grow substantially.