MSU Department of Earth Sciences Donates Fossils to Teen who Lost Collection in Bridger Foothills Fire
September 23, 2020
By Meaghan MacDonald-Pool, MSU News Service
BOZEMAN — Adam Mendelsohn and his family watched helplessly on Sept. 5 as distant wildfires crept closer to their house off Jackson Creek Road.
It was just before Bridger Canyon Road closed and mandatory evacuations were ordered as the Bridger Foothills fire raged. The family’s home, which they had lived in for two and a half years, was destroyed that night. They lost everything.
“I was completely terrified and sad and crying a lot,” said Mendelsohn, 13. “But it’s more of the memories and not as much about the house.”