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Miller Creek Fire Crews Hoping for Rain Showers

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Fire crews are hoping evening rain showers will help containment efforts on the 161-acre Miller Creek fire, burning near Lolo.

Fire officials said the fire -- burning on the east side of the Bitterroot River -- is now 80% contained.

Crews are mopping up and seeking out any remaining hot spots in the grassy areas.

The blaze began during a late night thunderstorm on Sunday and strong winds allowed it to quickly burned through dry grass.

An evacuation order for residents on Oral Zumwalt Way and throughout the Upper Trails End Road area was lifted on Monday afternoon, but the roads are only open to residents and firefighters.

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