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Bacon Rind Fire

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Custer Gallatin National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
10 East Babcock Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59771

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Modified Closures 10/2/2018

Bacon Rind Fire Wildfire
News – 10/1/2018

Bacon Rind Fire
Tuesday October 2, 2018

Bacon Rind Fire closures have been modified to reflect the changing conditions of the fire:


Yellowstone National Park Closure:


The Bacon Rind Trail and the Bacon Rind Trailhead.
National Park land West of Highway 191 and adjoining to the Bacon Rind fire perimeter. (see closure map)

Custer Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake Ranger District closure:

  • All Forest System Lands within the burned perimeter of the Bacon Rind Fire are closed to entry. (see closure map)

  • FS 176 Bacon Rind Trail


Highway 191 remains open, and the speed limit through the fire area is 45 MPH.


Fire has shaped the landscape of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for a very long time. Native plant species have developed adaptations so they endure and in some cases flourish after periodic fires. Fire influences ecosystem processes and patterns, such as nutrient cycling and plant community composition and structure. It provides diverse habitat for many different animals to flourish.