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Meyers grows to over 60,000 acres

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Bitterroot Hotshots working on a burnout operation on Sept. 9. (inciweb.org photo) Bitterroot Hotshots working on a burnout operation on Sept. 9. (inciweb.org photo)
PHILIPSBURG -

The Meyers fire in Granite County grew a bit on Sunday and now stands at 60,700 acres.

There are residences still at risk including those in the Moose Lake, Frog Pond, Billie Springer Memorial Park and Bonanza Lands areas.

Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place for the Moose Lake and Frog Pond areas while an evacuation warning from Teepee Creek to Little East Fork in Ravalli County is also still in place.

Fire managers say the Carpp Creek drainage at the eastern part of the fire remains a high priority. Helicopters will continue to monitor this area and make water drops as needed to keep spot fires in check and hold the fire south of the creek. Structure protection measures ahead of this drainage, particularly at Moose Lake, continue to be monitored for readiness.  

There are 378 people assigned to battle the lightning sparked blaze that's burning 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg.

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