Current Status: A public information meeting was held at the Arlee High School again tonight at 8pm. The fire is at 40% containment. Residents will be allowed to return to their homes around 5pm on Tuesday July 30, conditions permitting.
The fire is listed at 40 percent contained. Containment in the west and south divisions has reduced the threat to structures near the valley floor.
Planned Activities: Continued work on containment lines and burning out on north and east sides of the fire. Continue to hold the fire and reinforce containment lines on south and west division.
Resources: Five helicopters, three Type 1 Hotshot crews, four Type 2 Initial Attack crews, three Type 2 crews, two camp crews, thirteen engine crews, three water tenders, 12 pieces of heavy equipment as well as 65 overhead staff for a total of 365 people.
Closures: Jocko Road, Pistol Creek Road, and North Placid Lake Road are currently closed to the public. The closures will remain in effect for the public, though residents will be allowed to return after 5pm.