The size of the mandatory evacuation area along U.S. Highway 12 west of Lolo has been reduced.
At about 2:00 p.m. Missoula County’s Sheriff allowed residents along a 1.7 mile stretch of Highway 12 back into their homes. That stretch is on the east side of the evacuation area, it’s from mile marker 20 to 21.7.
The original evacuation order applied to about 165 residences. Today’s modification reduces that to about 150.