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Bridger Foothills Fire now estimated at 7,000 acres, down from 11K Saturday night

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 11:39:27-04
BOZEMAN —

According to an Inciweb update, the Bridger Foothills Fire is now estimated to be 7,000 acres, down from the reported 11,000 acres Saturday night.

The Saturday evening update for the fire said "An infrared aviation flight mapping the fire perimeter will occur overnight."

Sunday morning, the fire's information page was updated and said, "An infrared flight was flown Saturday night to determine acres and a more accurate fire perimeter, with the rapid growth that occurred throughout the day Saturday."

Residents have been evacuated from Bridger Canyon, Kelly Canyon, and Jackson Creek, with further evacuation notifications expected Sunday.

All roads and trails in the Bridgers and Bangtails are now closed.

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office reported on Sunday that Bridger Bowl has not been impacted by the fire.

We will update this developing story as more information about the fire is released Sunday morning.