By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

Colt Fire breaks through containment line section, public meeting in Seeley for Tuesday evening


Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

Two firefighting helicopters load water buckets from Summit Lake on July 21.

Critical fire weather caused the Colt fire to grow by 1,463 acres in the last 24 hours, with the fire beginning to run into containment lines set by fire crews. The fire was at 4,390 acres overnight Monday, July 24, with 0% containment.

Containment lines were tested, as winds from Monday's dry cold front pressed the fire onto a two-mile stretch of Forest Service Road 646. The fire managed to burn six acres past the contain line last night. Several spot fires also made it through the indirect containment line, and are edging closer towards Rainy Lake. One spot fire appears to sit less than...

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