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News from the CSKT Division of Fire

LAKE COUNTY — As of Sunday evening, Aug. 21, the Garceau fire is 6,724 acres and 33% contained. 340 personnel are working on the fire, led by Local Type 3 organization, and Incident Commander Darrell Clairmont.

There are no evacuations and there are no structures threatened at this time. Irvine Flats and Garcon Gulch Roads going up to Windy Gap are closed to through traffic. Please stay out of the area, there will be a lot of fire traffic on these roads.

Crews will continue to work on hot spots and any spot fires on both divisions. Helicopters will also be used on hot spots.

The Elmo Fire is approximately 21,349 acres and is 78% contained. Incident command has transitioned from Type 3 to a Type 4 local organization. There are presently no evacuations or closures.

Crews will continue patrolling and mopping up along containment lines. The public will continue to see some interior smoke; fire crews are patrolling those areas. 

The fire is under investigation. 

The Redhorn fire is seven air miles northeast of St. Ignatius, within the Tribal Mission Mountain Wilderness grizzly bear management zone. The estimated size is 520 acres and it is 5% contained. 

McDonald Lake has reopened for day use as of Aug. 18. The grizzly bear management zone is still closed to recreation from July 15 to Oct. 1 yearly. No structures are threatened. 

Responders will continue to use aviation where needed to combat the fire. 

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