PHILIPSBURG- The Meyers fire added another 15,000 acres on Sunday and now has grown to over 53,700 acres.
Fire managers report the highest activity was on the south and east sides of the fire with significant growth in Fishtrap Creek and Carpp Creek drainages.
The fire has grown to the east of the Continental Divide on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Bitterroot National Forests — adding over 15,000 aces on Sunday alone.
Engines and National Guard fire equipment are in place in the Moose Lake subdivision. The Granite County Sheriff ordered a mandatory evacuation for Moose Lake on Sunday night. The Frog Pond area also remains under an evacuation order.
The evacuation warning issued last week from Teepee Creek to Little East Fork in Ravalli County remained in place as of Monday afternoon. Those under an evacuation warning should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.
A public meeting for the Meyers Fire will be held on Monday, Sept. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Billy Springer Memorial Park Clubhouse in Sula.
There are 334 assigned to battle the lightning sparked blaze that’s burning 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg.