Greg Poncin http://mtpr.org en If progress continues, evacuees of the Lolo fire might get to go home sometime this weekend http://mtpr.org/post/if-progress-continues-evacuees-lolo-fire-might-get-go-home-sometime-weekend <p>Lolo Creek Complex fire incident commander Greg Poncin says crews are making excellent progress and if that continues over the next 24 hours, Highway 12 may reopen and evacuees may be allowed to return home - but not before tomorrow at the earliest.</p><p>In an extensive interview this afternoon with News Director Sally Mauk, Poncin said up to a tenth of an inch of rain fell on parts of the fire early this morning, and crews have made great progress.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:09:25 +0000 Sally Mauk 7273 at http://mtpr.org If progress continues, evacuees of the Lolo fire might get to go home sometime this weekend The people in charge of the Lolo Creek fire http://mtpr.org/post/people-charge-lolo-creek-fire-0 <p>The Type One Incident Command team now in charge of the Lolo Creek Complex fire are the best in the business - assigned to only the top priority fires in the country. Yesterday they briefed Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Jon Tester on their plan of attack, which includes contingency plans for burnouts if the fire continues its push toward homes in Sleeman Gulch and the town of Lolo. They're hoping the weather - and heavy retardant drops on the eastern flank of the fire - will make those burnouts unnecessary.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:27:46 +0000 Sally Mauk 7189 at http://mtpr.org The people in charge of the Lolo Creek fire