Bacon Rind Fire Update

Gallatin County Emergency Management

For Immediate Release: July 22, 2018

Media Contact:  Marna Daley, 406-570-5526

Bacon Rind Fire Continues Burning in Gallatin Canyon in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness

Big Sky, MT…  The Bacon Rind Fire, detected Friday, July 20th around 8:00 p.m. continues burning in the Gallatin Canyon about 20 miles south of Big Sky.  The fire is started from a thunderstorm that moved through the area on July 16.

The fire is estimated at about 25 acres today within a 50 acre perimeter and did receive some moisture from area storms last night.  It is burning in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area about two miles west of Highway 191 between Bacon Rind and Snowslide Creeks.  Falling snags are creating a significant safety concern for firefighters.

The fire is near the Yellowstone National Park boundary so fire officials continue close coordination efforts.  The fire is not threatening any structures at this time.

Smoke from the fire is visible from Highway 191.  If you do see smoke from the Bacon Rind Fire please remember to stay focused on driving until you can find a safe place to pull over.


Photos courtesy of US Forest Service from a flight today, July 22, 2018