Garnet Ghost Town re-opens as wildfire threat dwindles


August 5, 2021

GREENOUGH – Garnet Ghost Town reopened for visitors after the Bureau of Land Management issued a new area closure in the Anderson Hill Fire vicinity. The new closure is much smaller and allows the public to access Garnet while also providing space for firefighters to safely continue suppression and mop-up operations on the 750-acre fire.  

The BLM closed Garnet Ghost Town on July 16, the day after the fire was reported within a mile of the historic site. Under Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation wildland fire protection, the Anderson Hill Fire grew quickly despite be...

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