"Some of them are coming in just to use the restroom and get a bottle of water", she said.
Some homes were lost to a fast-moving wildfire in the Bitterroot National Forest in western Montana, forest officials said.
CBS Helena affiliate KXLH-TV reports more than 2,000 acres have burned so far.
On Monday Morning officials reported that the blaze destroyed 12 houses, and Highway 93 is now fully open, although drivers must reduce speed in the area of the fire.
About 500 homes were evacuated or under alert soon after the fire started on Sunday afternoon. Driven by gusty downslope winds funneled right down the valley, the fire was racing through the foothills southwest of Hamilton.
"Fire everywhere. Smoke. Both sides of Roaring Lion were on fire, there was fire up on the mountain; down below", Burrows said.
A GoFundMe account has been created by Nick Larkin to collect donations; Larkin says that all money donated will be sent to the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department to help purchase supplies for evacuees at their discretion: food, blankets, pet supplies, etc.
"We are asking for people to cooperate", he said to the Missoulian. If you pull the radar, you'll see the plume is huge.
Hoffman said Holton toured the burned area and said it looked like a moonscape.
"The crews had managed to extinguish all the spot fires from yesterday (Monday) by about noon", Bertram said.
Resident Pamela Caughey lives on the road and says the fire started about 3 p.m. Sunday.
Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman said Monday night that his office is still trying to contact all of the affected homeowners, and evacuations remain in place because of the active fire. The Missoulian says that includes all of Roaring Lion Road, Lupine Ridge Trail, 2 Horse Lane, Highland Drive, North Gold Creek Loop, Owings Creek south to Roaring Lion Road, and Gold Creek Loop to Camas Creek Loop.
Five helicopters and a retardant tanker joined rural fire crews in the initial attack.