THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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Duchess, a six-year-old Anatolian Shepherd-Great Pyrenees mix, traveled nearly 20 miles when the Monument fire blew up in early August. Nearly three weeks later, she was reunited with her family. (Debi Reynolds)

Homeward Bound

MADISON VALLEY—The 2018 fire season led to an eight-family evacuation in the Haypress Lakes subdivision while the Monument and Wigwam fires consumed tinder-dry brush in the Gravelly Range. 

Above - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest District Ranger Dave Sabo briefs visitors on the status of the Monument and Wigwam fires at the Ennis Forest Service office on Monday, August 13. (R. Colyer photo).

Fire forces evacuation

ENNIS—The Monument Fire southwest of Cameron, first detected on August 6, continued to grow over the weekend and measured 4,215 acres as of Monday morning. 

A second fire, the Wigwam Fire, was first detected on August 11 and has grown to almost 2,000 acres. Both fires are currently zero percent contained. 

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