A type-1 firefighting team has taken over the Pine Creek Fire in Paradise Valley, Montana now. At least five residences and several outbuildings have been confirmed lost to the fire. That fire was sparked at 2:00 pm Wednesday and within a half hour, it forced the evacuation of the little community of Pine Creek. Firefighters were able to save several other buildings including the church, a lodge and café, school and the store. Firefighting efforts currently include, 150 firefighters, 29 fire engines, aerial tankers, 4 helicopters and 2 dozers. No cause has been determined as yet for that fire which from the start, exhibited extreme fire behavior. The fire is now estimated to involve over 12-thousand acres.
Photo from Livingston Firefighters