Elbow Pass Complex
HELENA — Last week’s snowfall on the Elbow Pass Complex wildfire — in places, up to a foot — has prompted the Lewis and Clark National Forest to rescind some of the trail closures along the Rocky Mountain Front and north of Lincoln.
The Missoula County Fire Protection Association raised the fire danger to extreme on Monday, and fire officials announced stage 1 restrictions across southwest Montana starting Wednesday.
New wildfires sprang to life near Lincoln Monday after two thunderstorms passed through the area.
Authorities on Sunday announced they plan to lift a mandatory evacuation order for 48 cabins and vacation homes in north-central Montana near Augusta on Monday morning.