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Bacon Rind Fire grows over the weekend

Posted: 6:29 AM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-17 21:30:18-04

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

As of today, the fire has grown to nearly 4,700 acres. 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 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 as I said we have many personnel keeping an eye on that,” Public Information officer trainee Allyson Pokrzywinski said.

Highway 191 remains open in the fire season but the speed limit has been reduced to 45 Miles Per Hour.