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Jun 26, 2012 12:13 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News

Corral Fire now at 1,400 acres

Lewis & Clark County Undersheriff Dave Rau says the Corral Fire northwest of Helena in the Scratchgravel Hills is now estimated at more than 1,400 acres.

As of Tuesday morning, Rau says approximately 200 evacuations remain in effect and several roads in the area are still closed.

Rau says if homeowners need to get into their homes for medication or other emergency needs they need to be escorted by law enforcement.

Lewis & Clark County Public Information Officer Brian LaMoure says power is still out west of Green Meadow Drive.

He says residents wanting to donate food or water for emergency crews should drop the donations off at Liberty Baptist Church on Sierra Road.

LaMoure says no families used the Red Cross Shelter at First Assembly of God Church on Dodge Avenue last night.

Road Closures - Road blocks will remain in place Monday night and through Tuesday; as of 10 PM June 25:

Green Meadow Drive and Lincoln Road
Green Meadow Drive and Mill Road
Applegate Drive and Norris Road
Lincoln Road and Birdseye Road

Checkpoints (As of 10 PM June 25)

Franklin Mine Road and Green Meadow Drive
Norris Road and Green Meadow Drive
Franklin Mine Road and Head Lane
Franklin Mine Road and Tumbleweed Drive

We will keep you updated as new information becomes available.

A Corral Fire web page has been established on the Lewis and Clark County website.

Photo above shared by Fallon Mindt; click here to see more photos and add your own.

Photo below from Michelle Pocha:

Corral Fire; photo by Michelle Pocha

Photo below from Steve Armstrong:

Corral Fire; photo by Steve Armstrong

Photo below from Keith Clevenger:

Corral Fire; photo by Keith Clevenger

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