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Niarada Fire near Elmo holding at 20,365 acres

A view of the Niarada Fire that is burning off Montana Highway 28 west of Elmo on Aug. 4, 2023.
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Posted at 10:40 AM, Aug 21, 2023

ELMO - Little change is being reported from the Niarada Fire which is burning 12 miles west of Elmo.

The blaze is holding at 20,365 acres and remains 95% contained as of Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.

All pre-evacuation warnings for Elmo and Big Arm have been lifted.

There are 130 people assigned to the Niarada Fire.

The Mill Pocket Fire is 100% contained with little suppression repair left to complete.

Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in place across the Flathead Indian Reservation as well as in Lake, Flathead, and Sanders counties.

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