MT-FHA-Elmo 2

State ID:MT
3 letter designator:FAH
Fire name:Elmo
Location:flathead lake
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Structure threat:unk
Resources:1 air attack 1 lead 2 seats 1 lat and 2 loads of jumpers


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This is showing up on the Missoula Interagency Dispatch Center’s wildweb as MT-FHA Elmo 2.
http://www.wildcad.net/WCMT-MDC.htm

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https://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/?sat=goes-17&sec=conus&x=8041.00048828125&y=2426&z=4&angle=0&im=18&ts=1&st=0&et=0&speed=130&motion=loop&maps[borders]=white&lat=0&p[0]=fire_temperature&opacity[0]=1&pause=0&slider=-1&hide_controls=1&mouse_draw=0&follow_feature=0&follow_hide=0&s=rammb-slider&draw_color=FFD700&draw_width=6

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Found a webcam.

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It was very visible from Kalispell this evening. Blew up pretty fast.
Power is out in most of the Flathead Valley right now
I’m not sure on the location wildcad has a Eagle Mountain Fire near Wild Bill Canyon behind Blacktail Mountain. From my vantage point that might be it

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Disregard my Last….
Definitely the Emo2. That area is on my drive out to a few hunting spots. I can definitely see that area burning pretty hot with the afternoon winds

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It’s never cool when you can see your house in someone fire progression map. Keep in mind that scale is kinda misleading, that is a huge lake. At 1430 it still looks to have an inversion sitting on it. I’m on the North shore looking down. Higher elevations may have better air but I can’t see it from my angle

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Some activity visible yesterday evening as the inversion lifted a little. Had a good lid on it today until about 1430.
But now has a large cap on it and looks to be cranking

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3lats and Bravo 4 ASM headed to Elmo

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Same again today as far as inversion lift and burning period. Much more unstable atmosphere today. Unable to see the western side but the Eastern side is burning hard with a large ice cap
Type 2 team (unk) took command today

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Fire has been wind driven all morning with column bent over Flathead lake. Started around 3pm to burn much more intense. I might go for a drive later just to see if I can get better eyes on it

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Drove out to take a look at the Northern flank. Is was hard to get a great view where I was
Anyway… looked to have definitely made some big runs today where aspect came into alignment with the wind. Most of what I saw appeared to be backing down hill into the wind. Very hard to tell from what I was able to see but appears to mostly still be on the reservation

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