As a result of yesterday's windy weather conditions, the two fires in Hunter's Gulch burned together and are now one, 16-acre fire. The fire is burning primarily in grass, a "light" fuel meaning it burns easily and burns-out quickly.
Despite the weather-driven fire growth yesterday, the fire is minimally active; firefighters are focusing their efforts on the south edge, which is the side with the most fire activity, but still remains fairly minimal.
Lightning ignited the fires Wednesday evening about 19 miles northeast of Helena.
Hunters Gulch Trail remains closed to the public.