For years, officials have been working to protect the Bozeman water supply through the Bozeman Municipal Watershed Project. The fear is that if a major fire swept through, it would jeopardize the water supply.
A big fundraiser to help the victims of the fire in Denton, Montana is coming up soon in Lewistown. I caught up with Brock Linker, one of the firefighters who was battling the blaze that ended up destroying several homes and the historic grain elevators in town after an early December fire.
"It just felt like the world was coming down around us. It was pretty intense." That's how Fergus County Fire Warden Ryan Peterson described the firefight in Denton, Montana last week as crews worked to battle the fire both in town, and out of town- as ashes rained down from the sky.