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.
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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.
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.