Manhattan Rancher Donates Thousands to Area Fire Departments
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Manhattan rancher has donated $70,000 to area fire departments in the wake of the Cottonwood Gulch grass fire that burned around her property.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1MmpbI5 ) that Helen Deborah Van Dyke King of the FDD Ranch west of Manhattan donated $70,000 to be divided among 13 responding fire departments.
The fire burned 13 square miles north of Manhattan earlier this month. Only one building was burned.
The Manhattan fire department will receive $10,000 and the other departments will each receive $5,000.