This afternoon a wildfire started up just to the south of the town of Plains Montana in the area of Combest Creek. It has been aided by some pretty good winds.
Just before dark there were several helicopters working the fire with water drops and two fixed wing aircraft, the yellow one dropping water and the silver and red one dropping fire retardant slurry.
The Combest Creek (?) fire
This plane was making water drops: see next photo.
This is a small slurry bomber and the following series shows one slurry run just before it became too dark to fly. (And take pictures)
Note: Here is some information on the yellow plane, a Model 415 SuperScooper.
Update: InciWeb has just started tracking this fire and have named it the “Blacktail Ridge” fire. It is now 250 acres.