Posted: Aug 19, 2013 4:57 PM by KBZK News
Hot dry conditions continue to fuel the four fires that are part of the Miner Paradise Complex south of Livingston.
One of the more active fires on Monday was the Sheep Creek Fire.
It is now at 300 acres and zero percent containment.
The smoke in Bozeman is said to be coming from the North 8 Mile Fire which is currently moving away from the city.
Deputy incident commander for the complex, John Thompson said that with numerous fires in the area, competition for resources is high. That is one of the reasons these four fires were turned into a complex.
"We are limited with our number of resources, we are competing nationwide for resources right now. So we've got lots of pending orders for resources to come out and fight the fire. A lot of it is ground that...we need hand crews, and we don't have a lot of hand crews so we are waiting for hand crews to help us with those efforts," Thompson said.
More than 150 personnel make up the camp for this complex.
A public meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the B Bar Ranch.
There is one closure in effect for the East Fork of Hyalite.
This includes the Palisade falls trail-head, Emerald Lake trail-head and the Flanders Creek Drainage.
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