Latest Fire Update

September 4, 2011

Looks like upper level wind won’t be out of the east today, but still very dry up on the mountain; here’s the latest fire update from www.inciweb.org:

http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2563/

The big story is a huge closure area yesterday evening which means lots of campgrounds (including the large Lost Lake Campground) were evacuated.  Most of the entire north & northwest side of the MH National Forest within 1-10 miles of the summit  is not open to entry now.

The map says it’s about 4,000 acres now and the western edge is just about 2 miles east of Lolo Pass.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen