Sunday Fire Updates – Pine Creek, Millie, 19 Mile
Pine Creek Fire: 9578 acres and 30% contained.
Fire managers and agency officials will host a fire information meeting tonight, Sunday, September 2nd at 7:30 pm, at the Christian Center across from Town & Country Foods.
Residents only will be allowed to briefly access their properties, via Sheriffs Office escort, for emergency purposes(ie care for livestock and pets, retrieve medical supplies). Access will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Residents should meet at the Pine Creek Fire Station #2 on 3 Pine Creek Rd and access through the Pine Creek Road Entrance. Escorts will continue through noon today…Sunday September 2.
The Millie Fire: 10, 183 acres and containment scheduled for November 1st.
Crews continue to construct line on west end and use aircraft to keep fire out of the three northeast drainages.
Another community meeting is scheduled for today, September 2, at Hope Luthern Church at 6:00 pm
Millie Fire Closures:
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
The 19 Mile Fire: 4141 acres and 64% contained.
Containment of the southern half of the fire has been achieved.
Crews are still working on structure protection. Due to large amount of unburned fuels within interior of fire, securing interior structures will be an ongoing effort.
Evacuation orders for all zones will potentially be lifted based on fire behavior.