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Miner Paradise Complex


Miner Paradise Complex Update September 17th
Gallatin National Forest Fire Update: Miner Paradise Complex Date: September 17 2013 Contact: Karen Tuscano 10:00 a.m. Fire Information: (406) 223-2028 Website Info: FIRE... more


Approximate Location

45.481 latitude, -110.895 longitude

Incident Overview

Excavator rehabbing dozer line on the Sheep Fire.

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The Miner Paradise Complex consists of the Emigrant Fire Sheep Fire and the North Eightmile Fire. A local Forest Service Type 3 organization took over managing the three fires the morning of Monday September 9. The Horsetail Fire will be managed by the local Bozeman Ranger District fire personnel.

The closure area around the Sheep Fire has been lifted. Closures around the Emigrant Fire include FS Road 348 from its junction with the Gold Prize Road. FS Trails #61 (Sixmile Trail) #606 (North Fork Sixmile Trail) and #65 (Emigrant Creek Trail) will remain closed in their entirety. Please see the maps page under this incident for the revised map of the Emigrant Fire closure area.

All fires in the complex have shown little or no fire activity recently. Suppression rehab efforts have been completed on the Sheep Fire and Emigrant Fire. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team completed their on-site assessment of the burned areas. For specific information on individual fires please see the latest daily update on the news page under this incident.

All fire restrictions on the Gallatin National Forest have been lifted as of early morning on Friday September 13.

Basic Information

Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 16th, 2013 approx. 09:30 AM
LocationParadise Valley S of Livingston, MT; Tom Miner NW of Gardiner, MT; Gallatin Crest-Horsetail Falls
Incident CommanderLannan

Current Situation

Total Personnel5
Size11,834 acres
Percent Contained90%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 15th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved


Significant Events

The closure area around the Sheep Fire has been lifted. The closure around the Emigrant Fire has been reduced. Please see the maps section on this site for a detailed map.


Growth Potential


Terrain Difficulty



All fire restrictions on the Gallatin National Forest have been lifted.

Current Weather

Wind Conditions2 mph E
Temperature67 degrees

Unit Information

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Gallatin National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
10 East Babcock Ave.
P.O. Box 130
Federal Building
Bozeman, MT 59771

Incident Contacts

Karen Tuscano
Phone: 406-223-2028
Hours: 6 am to 10 pm

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