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Update: Lolo Peak residents ordered to evacuate

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LOLO CREEK -

More than 160 homes have been evacuated starting at mile marker 20 (Bear Creak area) and extending to Fort Fizzle. Deputies have gone door-to-door making contact with residents in the area. 

The Lolo Peak fire is nearly 10,000 acres in size. Unexpected winds close to 40mph in addition to poor humidity recovery are increasing the burning period. Firefighters are protecting the valuable resources nearby through helicopter water drops as well as sprinklers setup around homes in the area as the fire gets closer to containment lines. 

Evacuation orders will be evaluated in the next 24 hours. For anyone seeking refuge the Red Cross has a shelter available at the Florence Carlton Community Church on old US Highway 93 at 1 PM today. For animal sheltering call Animal Control at 541-7387 and leave a message.

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