Fire Update
11:50 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Another challenging day on the Lolo Creek Complex fire

The Lolo Creek Complex fire took another explosive run Tuesday evening, growing to 8000 acres and within two and a half miles of Sleeman Creek. Dozens of residents remain evacuated, and a Type One Incident Command team took over management of the fire today. Greg Poncin is the team's leader. He says the forecast of more hot, dry temperatures and afternoon winds makes the next two to three days a critical period and "a hard-fought battle" ahead for firefighters. We'll have the latest information, plus interviews with Poncin and some of the evacuees, tonight during Montana Evening Edition.