Posted: Aug 18, 2013 5:07 PM by Jamie Leary - KBZK News
Updated: Aug 18, 2013 5:10 PM
UPDATE: Sunday, August 18th, 2013
In an effort to acquire more outside resources and take some of the burden of local crews, 3 Fires in the Paradise Valley area have been combined under the same management.
A type 2 incident management team took command of the complex today.
Current size: Sheep Fire: Approximately 300 acres, North Eightmile Fire: Approximately 120 acres, Horsetail Fire: Approximately 15-18 acres, Emigrant Fire: Approximately 625 acres.
As of this morning, the north eight mile was listed at 120 acres with 0% containment. Although most of the activity is on the Paradise Valley side of the divide, the big concern lies where the fire recently crossed on the west or the Bozeman side of the Gallatin Crest. Crews have been focusing most of their efforts on keeping the fire from extending to the top of the Bozeman Creek drainage.
A new closure has been issued on the North 8 mile fire - travel is restricted to East Fork Hyalite. This means the East part of Hyalite Canyon Road passed the reviser including Palisade Falls trail-head, Emerald Lake trail-head and the Flanders Creek drainage.
Only the Emigrant Fire is five percent contained right now while the others remain at zero percent.
For detailed information on each of these fires, visit : http://www.inciweb.org/