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Official confirms multiple structures lost to Elmo Fire

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Aug 02, 2022

ELMO - Officials have confirmed that several structures have been lost to the Elmo Fire burning in Lake County.

Northern Rockies Team 7 Public Information Officer Sara Rouse told MTN News Tuesday morning that at this point it's not clear how many structures have been lost.

Crews are assessing the damage and Rouse says it is not clear yet what types of structures have been lost or where they were located.

Winds on Monday pushed the Elmo Fire to the northeast where it reached Black Lake, Red Lake and surrounding areas.

The Elmo Fire has grown to 16,226 acres since breaking out on Friday evening.

The plan Tuesday is to directly attack fire edges, assess the north end of the fire and put structure protection in place on the fire’s east edge.

Heavy aircraft are expected to continue to work on the fire on Tuesday depending on the winds. High winds grounded the aircraft for about an hour on Monday.

The power has been turned off in the Black Road Area as a precaution

US Highway 93 is once again open between Elmo and Dayton at this time.

- Developing story. Check back for updates.

-information from Sean Wells included in this report.