Photos by Michael Blessing
Here's the latest info and impact of local Bear Trap and Pony fires (current restrictions, road closures, etc.)

  • The portions of Norris Road in Gallatin County from Four Corners to Madison River Road is now open
  • Norris Road (MT Hwy 84) from Madison River Road to Norris is still closed, as are recreation areas
  • Hwy 84 from Blacks Ford to Norris is currently open
  • The restrictions on Madison River Road are lifted and travel is allowed
  • Recreation facilities in the Bear Trap Canyon corridor along the Madison River remain closed
  • Floating the Madison River is not recommended, much of the Madison River corridor within the fire area is closed for public and firefighter safety
  • All BLM lands within the Lower Madison River Special Recreation Management Area remain closed
  • The Bear Trap fire is at 3000 acres (caused by fireworks)
  • The Pony fire is also at 3000 acres - There are mandatory evacuations for the town of Mammoth and South Boulder. Two structures have burned, and more are threatened

For up to the minute info on any wildfire anywhere (including closures), CLICK HERE