The Derby Fire
Credit: Mike Granger, Division Supervisor
Winds continued to drive the Derby Fire yesterday, now at 195,000 acres. Three other fires burned in the Absaroka mountains portion of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness north of Yellowstone Park: Pine Creek, Jungle Creek and Passage Falls. The Big Creek Fire in the Gallatin Range, west of Paradise Valley, is threatening to burn into the Bozeman City watershed.
Information and stories:
- Rancher laments backfire that likely killed cattle. Billings Gazette article.
- Map of all these fires.
- Story in the Billings Gazette. Read article.
September 9. Firefighters have a good day. Billings Gazette article.