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Firefighters continue battle with Bacon Rind fire near Big Sky

Posted at 9:44 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 23:44:47-04

BIG SKY- The Bacon Rind Fire continued to burn Monday above the Gallatin Canyon 20 miles south of Big Sky.The fire was started from a thunderstorm last Friday that moved through the area last week.The blaze is burning in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness area about two miles west of Highway 191, between Bacon Rind and Snowslide creeks.Smoke from the fire is visible from Highway 191, but the fire poses no threat to the road, according to the U.S. Forest Service.Firefighters flew the fire Monday and now estimate it’s about 150 acres.  No structures were threatened as of Monday evening..A meeting to brief the public is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Protestant Church in West Yellowstone.