Air tankers fly low over Montana’s Flathead Lake as Elmo Fire rages

The Elmo Fire in northwest Montana expanded to nearly 13,000 acres amid critical fire weather including high temperatures and gusty winds on Monday, Aug. 1, authorities said . Footage by Chad Hamiton shows firefighting aircraft flying low over Flathead Lake near the Lake County blaze. Mandatory evacuations and road closures were in place Monday as the blaze remained at zero percent, authorities said. Credit: Chad Hamilton via Storyful