The Watermelon Hill fire is now at 80-percent containment, the last Level 3 evacuation was lifted Monday afternoon, and now as firefighters continue to tame the fire, residents are starting to clean up in the fire's wake.
Fishtrap Lake Resort just off Interstate 90 is normally busy right now. Instead, boats are docked and campers are empty. Despite the quiet moment, it's anything but as the resort owners are left to clean up the mess from the fire.
Sandaa MacKinnon and her husband were at the resort and were alerted by the resort owners on Saturday night that a fire was near. In a matter of an hour they found themselves packing up the family and heading out.
"We had to leave our cat down here because we had to leave so quick," MacKinnon said.
On Tuesday the MacKinnons were back at the campground cleaning up from the fire, almost everything at the resort has seen some sort of impact. The MacKinnons are dealing with a lot of fire retardant, which covered nearly everything.
"It was, well it's on everything. The shed still has some on it," MacKinnon said.