The haze of wildfire smoke has officially descended upon Madison County. While a number of blazes are to blame for the smokey smog, the largest contributor could be the Goose Fire. It’s burning in the Hidden, Cliff and Wade Lakes area in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, 32 miles south-southeast of Ennis near Hoodoo Pass.
Cooler temps, higher humidity and – gasp – even a bit of rainfall on Father’s Day were a boon for teams fighting wildfires in Montana. The reprieve was likely a short one though, as another hot, dry weather pattern is set to return this week.
A wildfire is burning over 50 acres in the southern Gravelly Mountains.
The fire started Sept. 12 around 11 a.m. from unknown reasons, according to a Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest press release. Area closures are being considered as of Sept. 15.