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Fire in Hyalite, Lick Creek, Resources On Scene

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The Custer Gallatin National Forests has confirmed one fire in Hyalite, in the vicinity of Lick Creek, north of the trail. Resources are en route including a full load of smokejumpers and Engine 661 with two firefighters, from Bozeman Ranger District are hiking into the fire.  The fire is located along the ridge top burning in timber.

Further information as it becomes available

Fire Name:  Lick Creek Fire
Date Detected:  July 29, 2014
Cause:  Unknown
Location:  Hyalite Canyon, North of Lick Creek Trail along the ridgetop.  T4S, R6E, Sec 3
Current Size: 1/2 acre with multiple spots
Resources Assigned:  Engine 661 with 2 firefighters, 8 smokejumpers, 2 helicopters requested
Current Status:  Smokejumpers jumped the fire at approximately 3:20 p.m., an additional engine crew with two firefighters are hiking into the fire.  Currently the fire is burning along the ridge top.
Closures:  No closures in effect
Remarks:  No structures currently threatened.

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