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Miner Paradise Fire

The four fires making up the Miner Paradise Complex have grown to 11,658 acres now including over 10,000 acres on the Emigrant Fire alone.  Fire officials say there were wind gusts Sunday afternoon of around 25 to 30 mph in exposed areas helping fan that fire. Currently on the Emigrant Fire, firefighters are continuing to go direct on the fire edge from the Little Pine Creek and into Big Pine Basin. Crews are mopping up the northern perimeter and working on contingency lines in Emigrant Creek and Mill Creek utilizing natural features including avalanche chutes and rock scree. On the Sheep Fire, firefighters are working towards finishing direct line construction on the northwestern edge of the bowl and continuing to mop-up along Horse Creek. Crews on the Horsetail Fire are working on containment lines to the north in the bottom of Flanders Creek and the East Fork of Hyalite Creek. In the North Eightmile crews continue to mop-up further into the interior securing the northern edge successfully keeping the fire out of the Bozeman Creek drainage.  Meanwhile, the Alum fire near Mud Volcano in Yellowstone National Park has moderated some allowing the park to open the Grand Loop Road and even the Mud Volcano overlook. Scattered thunderstorms in the park Sunday through Monday are expected to keep the fires smoldering and creeping on the ground, with flames only occasionally torching a tree or small group of trees.  Due to the weather conditions, new mapping of the fire’s perimeter was not possible.  The Druid Fire further north remains well away from visitor use areas and put up only a limited amount of smoke yesterday.  Park officials remind visitors that most of the park is entirely unaffected by the fires.

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