A firefighter working on the now 748-acre Holter Complex fire north of Helena was hospitalized after an ATV accident Wednesday morning.
The injured firefighter was adjusting hoses in steep terrain at the time of the accident, said Crystal Beckman, fire information officer with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. Though the injured firefighter was working alone, a firefighter/EMT working nearby was able to quickly provide emergency care.
Beckman declined to comment on the nature of the injuries or how the accident occurred, but she said the injured firefighter "is in stable and good condition and doing well at a medical facility in Helena."
Officials have not released the injured firefighter's name.
The Holter Complex fire includes the Bray fire 5 miles east of Wolf Creek and the 5-acre Timber Hills fire near Craig. The Bray fire was 55 percent contained as of Wednesday afternoon, and the Timber Hills fire was 100 percent contained on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, crews were working on the west and southwest parts of the fire and were able to build a fireline around the southwest portion, Beckman said.
"We had a very successful day on the fireline," she said.
Though a Red Flag Warning kept firefighters on heightened alert into the evening Wednesday, Beckman said, the windy conditions predicted for most of the day had not materialized as of about 7 p.m.
"We're sitting good and feeling confident that we're a step up from where we were yesterday," she said Wednesday evening.
A total of 242 personnel were working on the fire Wednesday.
The lower section of Holter Reservoir from Split Rock to the dam, Beartooth Road, Beartooth Wildlife Management Area, Holter Lake Campground, Log Gulch Campground and the Departure Point Campground remain closed.