Gianforte takes helicopter ride over Colt Fire

Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte visited firefighters and got a bird's eye view of the Colt Fire on Aug. 2.

Gianforte landed at the Seeley Lake Airport on Wednesday afternoon, and quickly changed into a jumpsuit to fly off towards the Colt Fire. The Colt Fire is roughly 6,800 acres with 19% containment. Gianforte said the Colt Fire was the number one priority in Montana.

While there was good news to report - evacuations for local residents have been lifted - fire managers and Gianforte said there is still work to be done. The blaze is still growing along the western flank of the fire, and it could...


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