Pine Creek Fire
LIVINGSTON — The Pine Creek Fire near Livingston last summer was started when the metal bucket of an excavator struck a rock as a man was excavating a foundation.
Paradise Valley firefighter Gabrial Davies mops up an area near the Pine Creek Cafe after the Pine Creek Fire burned through the area in August.
Less than a month after Mark Hartwig thought his Pine Creek Cafe was consumed in a fast-moving wildland fire, the facility will feature live music and barbecue to celebrate its survival.
After more than a day of fast-moving, erratic fire behavior, crews managed on Sunday to make solid progress on the 10,675-acre Dugan fire burning two miles south of Ekalaka thanks to a little cooperation from the weather.
LIVINGSTON — With the help of social media, some determined animal lovers and a few treats, Baron the dog is back with his people.
Containment continues to creep up, albeit slowly, on the 8,000-acre Pine Creek fire burning in Paradise Valley south of Livingston.
Crews continue to keep the 8,000-acre Pine Creek fire south of Livingston in check.
LIVINGSTON — Charles Worth was about a mile from his truck, parked at the trailhead for the south fork of Deep Creek Wednesday afternoon, when it became obvious to him that the Pine Creek fire could become an issue — a big issue.
The 8,000-acre Pine Creek fire burning in Paradise Valley south of Livingston is 45 percent contained, but fire officials warn that dry fuels in the area could still make firefighting efforts tough.
Some residents affected by the Pine Creek fire south of Livingston were allowed to return to their houses Monday, and more will get to go home Tuesday.
With the help of rain Saturday, fire crews made progress on the Pine Creek fire and some residents have been able to return to their homes in Paradise Valley.
Photos of the Pine Creek area after the wildfire moved through.
The bottom of a picket fence around a home on the East Side Highway near Pine Creek is burned after the Pine Creek fire burned through the area Friday.
A chicken forages near a home in Pine Creek after the Pine Creek fire burned most of the property and outbuildings but spared the house Friday.
A powerline crew works in the Pine Creek area Friday.
Burned outbuildings and property smolder after the Pine Creek fire burned through the area Friday.
Plastic newspaper boxes were melted by the Pine Creek fire Friday.
Melted aluminum from a truck is solidified on a property burned by the Pine Creek fire Friday.
Cody Wood of the City of Livingston Fire Department sits on the steps of the Pine Creek Cafe as he waits for equipment Friday.
Outbuildings and property smolder after the Pine Creek fire burned through the area Friday.