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Fire Updates – Pine Creek, Millie, 19 Mile [9:50 AM UPDATE]

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The Pine Creek Fire is still burning out of control, destroying homes and other structures.  It is now at 2500 acres and was started at a construction site.

There is a refuge center for displaced residents at the Livingston Civic Center.  Carter’s Bridge on East River Road to Mill Creek Road is closed.  Residents between pine Creek and Swingley Road need to watch for changing fire conditions.

The Pine Creek Lodge survived the fire, but is singed.

UPDATE:

Pine Creek Fire Update. 08/30/2012 0815. Fire still active. Perimeter extends from north to Deep Creek, south to town of Pine Creek and into Pine Creek drainage where it is threatening luccock Park (the bible camp), and then east into the wilderness. As far as we know East River Road closed at carters bridge and no access to Deep Creek or Pine Creek, which are evacuated. Mill creek still open. No stopping or parking on HWY 89 between mm 49 and 35. Some minor injuries for firefighters and homeowners but nothing serious. Evacuation center set up at Civic Center. More info to come as we find out. Be safe folks.

We found some great pictures, click here.

The Millie Fire, caused by lightening is burning in the Storm Castle drainage south of Bozeman.  It has grown to 10,000 acres, and still has a high potential for growth.  Storm Castle Road is closed starting at the Spire Rock Campground.

The 19 Mile Fire is at 3000 acres and located south of I-90 and north of Highway 2.  Evacuation orders are in effect, and firefighters are working on structure protection in the Whiskey Gulch Area.

We’ll bring you more as it becomes available.

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