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Firefighters stop spread of blaze near Livingston, evacuation warning lifted

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Photo credit : Jena Depuydt and James Davisson Photo credit : Jena Depuydt and James Davisson

LIVINGSTON - Park County Sheriff's Office posted a celebratory post regarding the fire on Saturday night.

"Dozer crews got a fire lines in place and the fire activity has dropped significantly. Crews will be working on hot spots and monitoring the fire overnight. We are pulling the evacuation warning and road blocks at this time. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!!!!"


Firefighters responded quickly to the 200 acres fire, knocking down its spread.

The wildland fire in the Fleshman Creek, O'Rea Creek area is still actively burning Saturday night.

"Initially an emergency text was sent out to residents advising of an evacuation due to rapid fire growth toward homes," the Park County Sheriff's Office posted on its Facebook page. "This was quickly rescinded as the spread was quickly knocked down."

Water drops are continuing.

There are temporary Road Closures on O'Rea Creek and Fleshman Creek roads to keep non-residents out of the area. Area residents were contacted by PCSO deputies and placed in a warning status.


Only one fire is burning in the Livingston area after crews searched the area, officials said.

Park County Disaster Emergency Services Director Greg Coleman revised his earlier report shortly before 5 p.m.

No mandatory evacuations have been ordered, but certain residents in the fire's area of O'Rea Creek and Fleshman Creek have been given evacuation warnings.

Roads in that area have been closed to traffic except for residents.

Coleman could not confirm the size of the fire.


(Original Story)

Firefighters are battling two confirmed fires and are working to confirm a third reported blaze west of Livingston, officials said.

Park County Disaster Emergency Services Director Greg Coleman said the fires began around 3 p.m., likely by a passing thunderstorm.

Coleman said a wildland fire at the base of O'Rea Creek has forced officials to order evacuations for residents. He did not know how many residents would be evacuated.

The City of Livingston Facebook page posted: "PCL911: Wildland Fire in the Fleshman Creek and O'Rea Creek Area. Residents up Fleshman Creek and from houses at 200 and up O'Rea Creek EVACUATE."

Coleman confirmed the post as accurate.

Mutual aid is arriving on scene. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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