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Meyers fire grows to nearly 60,000 acres

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The Meyers fire as seen on Aug. 28. (InciWeb) The Meyers fire as seen on Aug. 28. (InciWeb)

PHILIPSBURG - The Meyers fire in Granite County grew to nearly 60,000 acres.

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.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 2 p.m.until 7 p.m. on Saturday with fire managers saying that structure protection continues to be the priority on the fire.

Fire officials report that there was minimal fire activity across the Meyers Fire on Friday.

Structure protection is in place in the East Fork of the Bitterroot with contingency lines being built around the Billy Springer Memorial and Bonanza subdivisions as well as other private properties.

There are 350 people assigned to battle the lightning sparked blaze that's burning 25 miles southwest of Philipsburg.

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