ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Montana Fire Map 2013 latest news update today included changes on the Miner Paradise Complex Fire, the Lolo Creek Complex Fire, and the Red Shale Fire. All three Montana wildfires are still growing. But officials report that the Beaver Creek Fire is now nearly fully contained.
First, the Miner Paradise Complex is still growing will several component wildfires. The Emigrant Fire is pushing pass ten thousand acres. Located south of Emigrant Peak, between Gold Prize Creek and North Fork Sixmile Creek, the fire is still only ten percent contained. The Sheep Fire is now twenty-percent contained. Having burned five hundred acres, the fire is now about 25 miles northwest of Gardiner. The North Eightmile Fire, in turn, is twenty percent contained. More than four hundred acres have burned in the blaze located approximately 20 miles southwest of Livingston. And finally the Horsetail Fire is still zero percent contained located just north of Horsetail Falls, east of Flanders Mountain.
Second, the Lolo Creek Complex is now forty-seven percent contained, officials tell news. The fire has burned ten thousand acres despite more than seven hundred firefighters on scene. “The fire is currently becoming established in the Woodman Creek basin requiring a significant commitment of resources to accomplish containment. If it becomes established in the Woodman Creek Basin it will pose an immediate threat to the 500 KVA Bonneville powerline”, officials indicate to news.
Finally the Red Shale fire is now at twelve thousand acres. It is burning through timber and is located 41 miles west of Choteau Montana. For al the current Montana wildfires and their maps, click HERE. For continued coverage click HERE.