Bacon Rind Fire


Incident #: CGF-95
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 17.9 miles N of West Yellowstone, MT
Acres: 5,232
Agency: Bozeman Interagency Dispatch Center (MT-BZC)
Dispatch Notes: 5232 acres total on 9/27. Out 11/5/183501 acres on custer gallatin national forest (mt-cgf)1731 acres on yellowstone national park (wy-ynp)

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 hour, 11 mins ago — Update: Cold and wet weather has reached the Bacon Rind fire. October 4th and 5th .80 inches of rain, followed by 1 in. of snow fell over the fire area. However, isolated smokes may remain visible in the interior of the fire perimeter.Weather: The extended forecast calls for much cooler temperatures accompanied by rain and snow over the fire area. If warm dry weather returns to the fire area, isolated pockets of heat could up their smoke production but fire activity is expected to remain low. Local fire resources will continue to monitor conditions daily. Planned Actions: On October 3rd local resources assumed command of the Bacon Rind fire and will continue to monitor the fire and weather conditions affecting fire behavior. October 5th will be the last operational period for crews assigned to the Bacon Rind Fire. Crews will spend the day working on rehabilitation projects and removing remaining signage. Electronic reader boards along Highway 191 will remain in place to let drivers...


Incident Contact
Custer Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake RD
Phone: 406-823-6961
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Fire Unit Information
Custer Gallatin National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
10 East Babcock Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59771

Basic Information

Natural- Lightning
Date of Origin
Friday July 20th, 2018 approx. 08:15 PM
Approximately 20 miles south of Big Sky, MT and 23 miles north of West Yellowstone, MT.
Incident Commander
Custer Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake Ranger District
44.968 latitude, -111.102 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
5,232 Acres
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory). Heavy dead and down mixed conifer.


Projected Incident Activity
Assess fuels condition and fire behavior, along with monitoring smoke on Hwy 191, and fire's progression towards values at risk.