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Elmo Fire containment grows to 61%

Elmo Fire Mop Up
Elmo 2 Fire Map
Posted at 10:08 AM, Aug 09, 2022

ELMO - The Elmo Fire added only four acres on Monday and has now burned 21,349 acres.

Meanwhile, containment has grown from 55% to 61%.

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

  • Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents along Lake Mary Ronan Road west of Dayton Creek Road remain under pre-evacuation warning and is 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.
  • 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.

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

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