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Emigrant Fire Update

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A Helitack crew on the Emigrant fire battle the blaze Monday evening. 

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A map showing the approximate locations of the four fires of the Miner Paradise Complex of wildfires in Paradise Valley, compiled from maps published to Inciweb.org.


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In the Miner Paradise Complex, fire commanders are breathing easier about the North Eightmile Fire, and they are most uncertain about the Horsetail Fire. But a change in the weather could rewrite the equations, which is why the Gallatin National Forest has closed Hyalite above the reservoir today.

The leaders of the Type 2 Incident Command Team that took control of the Miner Paradise Complex on Sunday discussed the fires and their challenges at a public meeting Tuesday night at the Montana State University Weatherization Training Center.

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