On paper, it may not look like much has changed at the Copper King Fire near Thompson Falls. The fire is still at around 27,000 acres and containment is still at 20 percent, but Fire information officer Dixie Dies says homeowners will likely be let back into the evacuation zones soon.
The Roaring Lion fire did not expand at all over the weekend even though temperatures were hotter and winds were stronger. Fire Information Officer Lisa Keibler explains.
"Weather turned a little warmer and a little dryer and that drys the fuels out causing more fire activity," said Keibler...
The Roaring Lion Fire is still burning near Hamilton and yesterday afternoon crews were gearing up for strong winds. Fire information officer Lisa Keibler explains
"Right now we have a mild wind," said Keibler. "It is suppose to be pushing out fire towards the east and the south...
The Reynolds Creek Fire in Glacier National Park is 67 percent contained, the Associated Press reports, but certain weather conditions this week aren't looking to decrease the flames with upcoming warm temperatures and low humidity.
Fire crews have increased containment of a wind-driven wildfire that destroyed 40 homes, but say they don't know yet when residents evacuated from two small California towns at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada will be able to return home.