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Elmo Fire at 21,345; containment grows to 55%

Elmo Fire
Posted at 8:41 AM, Aug 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-09 10:02:06-04

ELMO - The Elmo Fire grew slightly on Sunday from 21,327 acres to 21,345 acres with containment of the blaze growing from 30% to 55%.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office announced a change in the evacuation orders that went into place on Sunday morning.

Updated evacuations and closures from the Lake County Sheriff's Office:

  • Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents along Lake Mary Ronan Road (Hwy 352) west of Dayton Creek Road. This area will remain under pre-evacuation warning and open to residents and guests only.
  • Camp Tuffit/West Shore Road remains under evacuation order and is closed to all traffic.
  • Residents of Chief Cliff Lane, Black Lake Road, Big Meadows Road, and Dayton Creek Road remain under pre-evacuation warning and open to residents only.
  • Speed limits will be reduced to 35 mph on Lake Mary Ronan Road (Hwy 352).
  • The Proctor dump will be open to Lake County residents with normal operating hours.
  • Closures remain in effect for the Boat Ramp at the Elmo Fishing Access site and Lake Mary Ronan State Park.
Elmo Fire Map 882022

A total of eight structures have been lost to the blaze.

A public meeting to discuss the firefighting efforts has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday at the Elmo Pow Wow Grounds on US Highway 93.

The Elmo Fire started on July 29, off of Montana Highway 28 around mile marker 39, west of Elmo.