Bacon Rind Fire has experienced continued slow to moderate growth over the last week. The current size of the fire is 892 acres in the Monument Mountain unit of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness on the Custer Gallatin National Forest and 1,153 acres in Yellowstone National Park for a total fire perimeter of 2,045 acres. The lightening caused fire was first reported on July 20, 2018.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday July 20th, 2018 approx. 08:15 PM|
|Location||Approximately 20 miles south of Big Sky, MT and 23 miles north of West Yellowstone, MT.|
|Incident Commander||Kyle Inabnit, Brad Bergman(t)|
|Coordinates||44.968 latitude, -111.102 longitude|
Timber (litter and understory). Heavy dead and down mixed conifer.
Fire has been spreading to the south by group torching, short crown runs, and short-range spotting. The fire has spotted across Bacon Rind Creek towards the 2003 Rathbone Fire scar. The fire is continually flanking and backing towards Hwy 191.
There were no delays on Highway 191 yesterday. The speed limit along Hwy 191 in the fire area has been lowered to 45mph.
Continue to mitigate fire behavior and smoke impacts to Hwy 191 with available resources. Suppress all spot fires that cross the Gallatin River and Hwy 191.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Assess fuel condition and fire behavior, along with monitoring smoke on Hwy 19. Potential temporary road closures and/or possible lane closures are likely.
Due to firefighting activities and smoke impacts, travelers on Hwy 191 may expect intermittent delays. The fire remains on the west side of Hwy 191.
Monday has a 30% chance of thunderstorms and scattered showers over the fire area. Erratic wind gusts possible near storms. Tuesday partly sunny with reduced chance of thunderstorms and scattered showers to 10%