Containment at Elmo Fire grows to 75%

  • Source: KXLH-TV CBS 9 Helena
  • Published: 08/12/2022 09:52 AM

The Elmo Fire held steady at 21,349 acres on Thursday while containment grew from 66% to 75% Fire managers report that a passing thunderstorm sparked a new fire approximately a mile north of Lake Mary Ronan. The Silver City Hotshots and engine crews responded to the start and estimated it was estimated at two to three acres. Firefighters, with the support of the Type 1 helicopter, will focus on constructing line around the fire on Friday. An evacuation order and road closure remains in effect for Camp Tuffit Road/West Shore Road. The Camp Tuffit resort is open and accessible.


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