Update as of August 16 at 11:39am

posted almost 5 years ago by leanngelskey
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From Blaine County Sheriff's Office: http://blainesheriff.com/

Update....August 16,2 013 11:39 a.m

ATTENTION ALL AREAS from Indian Creek to North Fork (SNRA Headquarters) on both sides of Hwy 75 including Warm Springs, and the cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley are under pre-evacuation orders due to the Beaver Creek Fire.

Due to the serious circumstances of the fire and unpredictable nature of wind and fire patterns, Emergency Managers in the valley need to alleviate impacts of all non-essential travel on Highway 75.

It is recommended that if you do not need to travel north to the Ketchum/Sun Valley area that you avoid doing so.

Additionally if you are currently in the North Valley and live South we strongly recommend that you make preparations to return to your homes and families as soon as possible.

Residents in Pre-Evacuation areas are strongly encouraged to initiate evacuation procedures at this time to alleviate traffic congestion on Highway 75.

MANDATORY EVACUATION AREAS--Take your essentials belongings and pet and GO NOW

Baker Creek on West side of Hwy 75 South to North Fork including Easley. This does not include Galena Lodge at this time. All East Fork Timber Gulch South to and including Zinc Spur on West side of Highway 75 including all of Golden Eagle All Greenhorn Gulch **Deer Creek from the Big Wood Bridge West

Residents are encouraged to evacuate SOUTH If you are physically unable to evacuate call 911 All Services to these areas will be discontinued You will not be allowed to re-enter the area until the danger has passed.

PRE-EVACUATION AREAS: Begin preparations now so that you can leave immediately if conditions deteriorate. If you are in danger, DO NOT WAIT for a Evacuation Order.

Indian Creek to North Fork on both sides of Hwy 75 This includes Warm Springs and the Cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley All East Fork **Below Zinc Spur South to North end of Treasure Lane on the West side of Hwy 75

Residents in Pre-Evacuation areas are strongly encouraged to initiate evacuation procedures at this time to alleviate traffic congestion on Highway 75.

Residents with no means of transportation or who are physically unable to evacuate on their own, should ask a neighbor or call (208)578-3831.

Services to your area may be discontinued during this time.

Please be aware that officers are unable to go door to door for these pre-evacuation notifications as our resources are tied up with mandatory evacuations in other areas at this time.


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