Forest Service to host a Virtual Town Meeting About the Porcupine Wildfire
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 9, 2020

Big Sky, MT – The US Forest Service will be hosting a virtual town meeting on Tuesday, November 10 from 6-7 pm.  The platform will be Facebook live on the Custer Gallatin National Forest Facebook page at  Custer Gallatin National Forest.  The meeting will also be recorded for those who cannot attend.  The purpose of the town hall meeting is to provide information about the events of Thursday, November 5, including both the planned prescribed burn and the Porcupine Wildfire.  Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for public Q&A.

The Porcupine Wildfire was considered 100% contained on Sunday morning, November 8, thanks to firefighting efforts and recent snow event.  Crews will continue to monitor and patrol as needed.  The fire is located about one mile south of Highway 191 and Highway 64 junction near Big Sky by the Porcupine Trailhead.  It was initially reported around 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 and is located on the east side of the Gallatin River burning in meadows and timber on both State and Forest Service land.  No structures were damaged or lost. The cause of the Porcupine Wildfire is still undetermined and a fire investigation is underway.

For additional information and updates please visit us online at www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin or on Facebook at  Custer Gallatin National Forest.