Goat Fire Forces Evacuations In Granite County – Fire Over 800 Acres
The Granite County Sheriff's Office confirms evacuations have been ordered for homes in the Brewster Creek area due to activity from a lightning-sparked 800-acre fire.
In addition, NBC Montana reports that pre-evacuation notices are being given for the Lower Rock Creek area. Granite County says all traffic for nonresidents on Rock Creek Road south of Clinton will be turned away.
The Goat Fire, now about 800 acres in size, is a lightning caused fire about 6 miles south of the old Bonita guard station (Bonita is near Interstate 90) and about one mile east of Rock Creek Road. The fire was driven by strong and gusty winds yesterday afternoon.
Resources: Clinton rural fire department, Missoula rural fire department, state/DNRC and forest service fire suppression resources are currently staffing the fire
aircraft: multiple aviation resources are assigned to the fire and helicopter bucket operations were conducted yesterday.