Emigrant Fire

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Emigrant Fire

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Approximate Location

45.249 latitude, -110.733 longitude

Incident Overview

Smoke coming from the Emigrant Fire at noon on August 16th.

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The Emigrant Fire will now be updated under the Miner Paradise Complex.

For more information on the Emigrant Fire, please go to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3657/.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning Holdover
Date of OriginSunday July 21st, 2013 approx. 11:00 AM
LocationSouth of Emigrant Peak, between Gold Prize Creek and North Fork of Sixmile Creek
Incident CommanderJeff Shanafelt

Current Situation

Total Personnel30
Size625 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained5%
Fuels Involved

10 Timber (litter and understory) Fuel models range from open grass to timber stands with heavy fuel loadings (slash has been reported to be 10 feet deep in places).

Significant Events

Increased smoke was seen coming from the fire in the Gold Prize drainage yesterday as the fire reacted to the warm and dry weather.


Planned Actions

A Type 2 team will take over the Emigrant Fire, North Eightmile Fire and Sheep Fire Sunday morning.

Projected Incident Activity


Unit Information

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

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