The Horseshoe Fire is a Type 4 incident located 10 miles southwest of Polson, MT. The fire is burning in a Ponderosa pine and juniper stand along the banks of the Flathead River. The fire was started by an unattended campfire. There are miscellaneous overhead, Three type 6 engines, and One 20 man Type II Initial Attack Crew fighting the blaze.

There are 49 personnel assigned to the fire.

Yesterday’s Activity- Active interior fire behavior with single tree torching was observed. Three helicopters did bucket work on hotspots.

Today- Firefighters will continue to mop-up hotspots and use aviation resources where they are needed.

There are no evacuations and no structures threatened.

Road closures- None

Today’s weather- Mostly sunny. Temp- 95-100 valleys and 75-80 ridges. Min Humidity- 11-19% Wind- 4-8 afternoon.

The fire is estimated at 140 acres and 20% contained.

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If you have questions or concerns regarding this notice, please contact Division of Fire at 676-2550 or contact C.T. Camel, Fire Information Officer, at 406-676-2550 ext. 6407 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view