FLORENCE - The Lolo Peak fire burning in Missoula and Ravalli continued to grow a bit on Saturday and stands at nearly 50,500 acres burned. The containment has grown to 46%.
Evacuation warnings remain in place south of Highway 12 in Elk, Bear and Graves Creek areas as well as west of Highway 93 from Tie Chute Lane south to South Kootenai Creek Road.
Firefighters worked to isolate the active burning on the west and southwest sides of the fire on Saturday. Fire in Brushy Creek continued to back down but did not cross the creek.
Fire information is available at the Farmer's State Bank in Florence, the Stevensville Super One parking lot and at the weigh station in Lolo at the corner of Highways 12 and 93.
There are 574 people to assigned to battle the lightning sparked blaze which has cost an estimated $41.4 million to fight.