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Progress reported in fight against Meyers fire

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The Meyers fire, which was started by lightning, continues to burn southwest of Philipsburg. (inciweb.org photo) The Meyers fire, which was started by lightning, continues to burn southwest of Philipsburg. (inciweb.org photo)
Evacuation notices remian in effect near the Meyers fir in Granite County. (inciweb.org) Evacuation notices remian in effect near the Meyers fir in Granite County. (inciweb.org)
PHILIPSBURG -

Fire managers report they are making some good progress in fighting the 13,450 acre Meyers fire that's burning 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg.

Hand crews and heavy equipment have now completed the construction of indirect fireline along the southeast and east flanks of the fire, northward to Copper Creek #80 Road.

Crews will also continue to clear brush and hazard trees along Copper Creek Road towards Frog Pond Basin.

The evacuations notices issued by the Granite County Sheriff's Office for residents in the Frog Pond Basin, Copper Creek Campground, and Moose Lake areas remain in effect.

Copper Creek Road #80 remains closed at the junction with Moose Lake Road and the Copper Creek Campground is also still closed. The Ross Fork Road #70 remains open to local traffic only.

There are currently 513 people assigned to battle the lightning sparked blaze.

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