New Information On Area Fires: Pine Creek – Millie – 19 Mile [Updated 6:50am]
Pine Creek Fire is now at 12,000 acres. At least 5 homes and several outbuildings have been confirmed lost.
Evacuations and Closures: East River Road is closed from the junction with highway 89 at the north end, to south of Pine Creek Campground Road. The evacuation area includes Deep Creek Road, Deep Creek Bench Road, Deep Creek South Road, and Pool Creek Road. It also includes all areas south of Pool Creek to Barney Creek.Gallatin National Forest officials have issued a closure order for National Forest System lands in the area from the West Boulder River west to the forest boundary in Paradise Valley, and from the forest boundary south of Livingston to George Lake and east to the Tumble Creek drainage which is a tributary of the West Boulder River.
People that are not getting their mail delivered to them due to the closed road can pick up their mail at the Annex on Jefferson Street after 10:00 a.m.
Some residents may not be able to go home for several days. Livingston Civic Center is open for those affected.
Call 406-224-0808 if you need more information.
Millie fire, burning at Storm Castle is still at 10,000 acres. There are several closures:
· Closed at the Forest Boundary
Hyalite Canyon (including all cabins and campgrounds)
South Cottonwood Canyon (including Fox Creek cabin)
Little Bear (including Little Bear cabin)
Storm Castle Road/Canyon closed at Shenango Bridge (including Spire Rock campground and Garnet Mt Lookout)
Swan Creek Rd. above Swan Creek Campground
Moose Creek Rd. closed above/north of Tamphrey Rd. split
· Open to the Public at this time:
Hwy 191 campgrounds, including
·Greek Creek CG
·Swan Creek CG
·Moose Ck Flats CG
Bozeman Creek Trail including Mystic Lake Cabin
Officials say the Millie fire is posing a risk to Bozeman's water supply at Hyalite, and there's not much they can do about it. More firefighters were assigned to the fire, and say keeping the blaze out of the Hyalite basin is their first priority.
The 19 Mile fire is still at 3000 acres, located west of Whitehall and east of Butte. 4 structures are confirmed lost, and evacuation orders are still in effect. Crews are working to protect structures and keep the fire from jumping the highway.