Six hundred fifty acres of United States Forest Service and Fish, Wildlife and Parks land were ablaze this past week near Big Sky. The tally of scorched acres climbed significantly after an aircraft was able to gps the fire. No private land or structures were damaged.
Custer Gallatin National Forest
The Limestone Creek area along the Gallatin Front is the last big swath of scenic roadless area prominently visible from Bozeman and its fate might be instructive to Big Sky residents interested in future planning for the entire Custer Gallatin National Forest.
Two hand crews, including some from the Forest Service’s Sioux Ranger District based in Camp Cook, S.D., are posted up at the Bacon Rind Trailhead watching the blaze and waiting to deploy if necessary.