PHOTOS: Winds Push Taylor Creek Fire

Aaron Flint posted on July 05, 2012 17:37 :: 1626 Views

“My mom, dad, brother, aunt, uncle and cousin have all been fighting this thing for almost 2 weeks with no power to go home to for a hot shower or meal.” 

That’s how Broadus, Montana native Adam Zimmer described the 4th of July holiday week for his family in the Southeastern part of the state.  Zimmer now lives in Sheridan, Wyoming but made the trip south of Ashland, Montana to help fight the Taylor Creek Fire which has burned more than 36,000 acres and is relatively close to the 248,000 acre Ash Creek Fire.   

Here’s the latest on the Taylor Creek fire, as posted on InciWeb Thursday:

Winds are affecting the spread of the Taylor Creek fire this afternoon. The majority of the activity is on the north and northeast areas of the fire. Firefighters are conducting burnout operations in the Taylor Creek area south of Ft. Howes. A hot shot crew will construct fire line along the northern edge to keep the fire south of Elk Creek. Check back for further details or call 406-493-5934.

Zimmer sent us these pictures of the Taylor Creek fire.  He says the photos were taken near Lyon Creek.  While assisting with the Taylor Creek fire, they built fire lines around homes, buildings, and haystacks in the morning and fought fire with a Tim Fortner ranch owned pumper.

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