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Bacon Rind Fire grows over the weekend

Posted at 8:49 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 22:49:27-04

BIG SKY – The Bacon Rind Fire south of Big Sky grew in size over the weekend.

The blaze is now at nearly 4,700 acres and two ranches to the north of the fire zone are taking extra precautions just in case the fire starts to become a threat.

The fire is currently all to the west of US Highway 191, however, if it were to jump the highway plans are in place to fight it.

“We have engines and fire crews in place, and it’s likely that fire would be suppressed on the east side of Highway 191…we have many personnel keeping an eye on that,” Public Information officer trainee Allyson Pokrzywinski said.

US Highway 191 remains open but the speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph.

-Carson Vickroy reporting for MTN News