UPDATE: 6:46 p.m. – July 31, 2022
LOLO – Officials tell MTN News there are no evacuation orders in place at a wildfire burning west of Lolo.
However, there is a pre-evacuation notice for residents along Mill Creek Drive.
The fire is just under 10 acres and no structures have been lost.
Officials say a powerline was down in the area, but no official word on the cause of this fire.
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), the Bureau of Land Management, the Florence Volunteer Fire Department and other departments are on the scene west of Lolo.
Three DNRC helicopters are working to suppress the blaze.
(first report: 6:46 pm. – July 31, 2022)
LOLO – A new wildfire broke out west of Lolo Sunday afternoon off of US Highway 12.
According to the Montana Department of Conservation and Natural Resources wildfire map, the Thayer fire was discovered before 4 p.m. about five miles west of Lolo along U.S. Highway 12.
MTN News is waiting for information from officials on evacuations that may be in the area.
Helicopters can be seen working to put out the fire.
The DNRC Dashboard reports the cause of this fire is undermined at this time.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.