LOLO - Wednesday's first order of business on the Lolo Creek Complex fires is to assess the extent of Tuesday night's blowup to the east and north - a run that pushed the burn area to at least 8,000 acres.
The good news, according to fire information officer Cindy Super, is that there was "no more significant growth after last evening's impressive push. Activity was quiet ... during the night."
But the weather forecast for Wednesday is much the same, "with the largest concern being strong and shifting winds," Super said.
A Type 1 incident management team took over responsibility for the Lolo Creek Complex at 6 a.m. Wednesday, and additional firefighting resources are expected to arrive at camp throughout the day.
There are some new road closures because of Tuesday night's blowup.
The Montana Department of Transportation has closed Fish Creek Road from Interstate 90 (Fish Creek exit) to Highway 12 (at mile marker 6) and also Graves Creek/Petty Creek Road until further notice.
U.S. Highway 12 remains closed west of Lolo.
Evacuation notices remain in effect from Bear Creek Road to Sleeman Gulch.
Watch Missoulian.com throughout the day for updates on the fires, evacuations, weather and road closures.