North Eight Mile Fire

For Immediate Release                                                         Contact:  Karen Tuscano, 406-223-2028

Date:  August 16, 2013                                                                          Mariah Leuschen, 406-548-1174


Custer and Gallatin National Forests

Initial Attack Fire Update

Bozeman and Billings, MT –The Custer and Gallatin National Forests currently has one new confirmed start as of noon on Friday, August 16 on the Yellowstone Ranger District.  The North Eightmile Fire currently has 1 helicopter and 8 smokejumpers on scene.  This fire is visible south of Bozeman and is burning in timber with mixed beetle killed trees.  Additional resources have been ordered including 1 Tanker and 2 single engine air tankers.  No structures threatened.

Fire Name:  North Eightmile Fire

Start date:  August 16, 2013                                                        

Cause:  Under Investigation                       

Location:  Approximately 4 miles south of Mystic Lake Cabin and 20 miles southwest of Livingston, MT – (T4S, R7E, Sec 20)

Current Size:  Approximately 10 acres

Resources Assigned:  1 helicopter and 8 smokejumpers on scene, 1 tanker and 2 single engine air tankers on order

Current Status:  Active fire, burning in timber, torching

The Emigrant, Horsetail and Sheep Fires have kicked up a little smoke today as well that people may see and air and ground resources are being utilized on those fires based on current tactics for each.  More information can be found at:



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