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Horseshoe Fire update: Crews continue to work on hot spots, mop-up

The Horseshoe Fire continues to burn near Clarkston but is now 18 percent contained and officials say the recent cooler, wetter weather has been helpful in efforts to fight the blaze.

According to a press release, approximately 10 structures identified by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and DNRC County Assist Team were lost in the initial night of the fire, Monday, Sept. 10.

At this time, the types of buildings have not been determined.

Officials say that approximately 40 structures were threatened in the early hours of the fire, but efforts of homeowners, local volunteer firefighters, and the DNRC paid off and many of the buildings were saved.

Currently, there are 3 helicopters, 3 hand crews, 14 engines and 4 smokejumpers working on the 1,525-acre fire.

We have a reporter on scene and will have updates on tonight’s 5:30 and 10 p.m. News.

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