As of Aug. 16, 2013, more than 40 active fires in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming had burned a total of nearly 500,000 acres, according to fire incident reports.
The weather mostly cooperated with the Emigrant and Hardluck fires, burning in Montana and Wyoming, respectively, and prompted little growth on Sunday.
Cloudy weather calmed the intensity of the 600-acre uncontrolled Emigrant fire in Paradise Valley south of Livingston on Saturday, and smoke is settling on the area around the fire, according to the U.S. Forrest Service.
A red flag warning is in effect on Saturday for Park County, including in the Emigrant fire area from noon through midnight, according to a news release from Forest Service spokeswoman Karen Tuscano. Weather predictions call for low humidity and the possibility of dry thunderstorms with gust…
Smoke rises from the Emigrant fire on Monday.
The Emigrant fire burning in the Gallatin National Forest south of Livingston grew to 419 acres on Tuesday as fire crews work to get it under control, a spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service said.