EUREKA) --The Weasel Fire continues to grow in the northeast corner of Lincoln County, and southeast corner of British Columbia. The lightning-caused fire is currently at 1,538 acres in the U.S. Just south of Frozen Lake, the fire continues to move south towards the fire scar from the 2017 Weasel Fire. The fire continues to smolder and creep in heavy dense fuels in steep, rough and unpopulated terrain. The Weasel Cabin, a fire lookout and wooden portions of bridges in the path of the fire have been wrapped to help protect them.
ELMO, Mont. (InciWeb) — The Elmo Fire has not grown over the past 48 hours, and is still estimated at 21,349 acres, and now 66% containment.

Crews made progress on containment line yesterday and expected to make more headway today (Thursday). Firefighters on the west side of the fire found no heat within 120 to 200 feet into the interior of the fire. To prepare the southwest side of the fire for patrol status, firefighters are beginning to remove hose and equipment. On the northwest end of the fire, crews are focused on areas still holding heat within 120 feet of the fireline. Firefighters are locating and extinguishing areas of remaining heat with hoses, engines, skidgines, and water tenders. On the northeast and east portions of the fire, firefighters work to secure the edge of the fire and increase containment.

We have updates on those fires, plus the Redhorn, Clover and Hog Trough fires on our websites - and
130 Firefighters continue to battle the Redhorn Fire northeast of St. Ignatius in the Mission Mountain Wilderness. Some of the helicopters, Super Scoopers, and S.E.A.T.s recently released from the Elmo Fire are now dropping water along the perimeter of the Redhorn Fire, focused on slowing downhill movement of the fire. Hand crews and equipment will continue constructing a fuel break above the canal along the buffer zone.There are no evacuations and closures associated with the fire at this time.
(DILLON) - The Clover Fire continues to burn in the Middle fork of Warm Springs Creek on the Madison Ranger District of the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest. The fire is still estimated at 1101 acres, and fire behavior on the Clover Fire continues on a downward trend. The management objective is to contain the fire in the Middle Fork Warm Springs Creek drainage, utilizing fuel type changes, natural breaks and burnout operations. Firefighters will patrol and monitor the fire's perimeter to ensure it stays within constructed containment lines.
(HAMILTON) -- Hog Trough Fire is holding at an estimated 824 acres as of Thursday morning. It is burning in the Sapphire Wilderness Study Area (WSA) on both the Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests. The terrain in which the fire is burning in is extremely rocky, steep and filled with heavy accumulations of down woody debris, and is now 56% contained.

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