Posted: Aug 18, 2013 12:08 AM by KBZK News
The fires within the Miner Paradise Complex - the Emigrant Fire, the North Eightmile Fire, the Horsetail Fire, and the Sheep Fire were active all day on Saturday.
Here is our brief update on each of these:
The North Eightmile Fire detected on Friday, August 16th, is now at 120 acres with zero percent contained. Caused by lightning, this fire is approximately 20 miles southwest of Livingston and most of its growth on Saturday was towards the southwest.
The Emigrant Fire detected in the third week of July has now spread to about 625 acres. This fire, located south of Emigrant Peak, between Gold Prize Creek and North Fork Sixmile Creek was also caused by lightning and is five percent contained at this point.
The Sheep Fire detected on August 12th, is also a lightning caused fire which has spread to about 300 acres and is zero percent contained. This fire is located about 25 miles northwest of Gardiner.
The fourth lightning caused fire, the Horsetail Fire detected on August 11th, is now at 15 acres and is zero percent contained. It is located half a mile north of Horsetail Falls.
Apart from a weather disturbance that could likely bring in some thunderstorms early Sunday morning, dry weather is predicted to stick around Sunday through Monday.
For detailed information on each of these fires, visit : http://www.inciweb.org/