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Emigrant Fire Continues To Grow

Emigrant Fire

The Emigrant Fire north of Yellowstone National Park above Paradise Valley has now grown to 419 acres, and is currently being battled by 40 firefighters and two helicopters.  The lightning-caused fire has been burning since late Sunday morning and can be plainly seen from throughout the southern end of Paradise Valley.  An engine crew has been sent to conduct a structure assessment on an uninhabited cabin located about a mile within the forest boundary on private land, but as yet, no private property is deemed in immediate danger.  Still, forest officials say it is anticipated the fire will continue to burn for quite some time and the influences of weather can change conditions quickly.

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