For Immediate Release Contact: Karen Tuscano 406-223-2028
Date: July 21, 2013
LIVINGSTON, MT… Thunderstorms that rolled through the area on Wednesday afternoon ignited a small fire on Emigrant Mountain in the Paradise Valley south of Livingston. The fire was reported at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013. As of 2:30 Sunday afternoon, the fire was approximately 5 acres.
Four firefighters are currently on the Emigrant Fire, and 16 smoke jumpers have been ordered and will be on scene soon. A helicopter from Yellowstone National Park is helping firefighters on the ground with bucket drops.
The fire is burning in timber with mixed live and beetle killed trees. Along with burning some of the dead and downed trees, single and small group tree torching has been observed.
There are no closures currently in effect due to the fire. Please contact the Livingston Office for more information at 406-222-1892 on Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
The fire danger in the Gallatin National Forest is “Moderate”. The weather forecast is calling for continued warm and dry conditions for the next few days.