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Emigrant Fire Now 350 Acres

07-22 Emigrant Fire

Gallatin National Forest Officials say the Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone has grown to approximately 350 acres now.  The fire is actively burning the large ground fuels in the area, and single and group tree torching has also been observed. Extremely steep terrain is hampering efforts of firefighters on the ground.  Monday afternoon, a Type 1 hotshot crew and two helicopters arrived on the scene and were preparing to be deployed to the fire site.  There has still been no containment established.  Fire officials say they are not concerned at this time that the fire will threaten private property. The road up Sixmile Creek from its junction with the Dailey Lake Road and Sixmile Creek Trial and North Fork Sixmile Creek Trail will be closed until further notice in the interest of safety.

Interagency Photo Taken 3:30 pm Monday

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