Elmore Co. Sheriff Press Release -Featherville Evacuees Can Return Sunday,
Incident: Trinity Ridge Fire Wildfire
Trinity Ridge Fire - Featherville Residents Allowed to Return Home Press Release
September 01, 2012 - 4:00 PM
For immediate release -
Firefighters continue to make progress in joining all of the contained areas on the southern perimeter of the Trinity Ridge Fire from Wagontown Creek to the bottom of East Roaring Creek. Mop up has been completed on the protective barrier around Featherville and crews are removing unneeded hoses and equipment. Therefore, evacuated residents of Featherville will be permitted to return to their homes and property as of 9 am tomorrow, September 2, 2012.
Unified Incident Commanders are confident the defensive barriers around the town of Featherville and the Pine-Featherville corridor are secure. Returning residents should be aware, that there will continue to be hotspots within the interior of the fire and they will likely be visible at night. Fire crews will remain on the fire lines and until the fire is contained.
With the Labor Day Weekend upon us, everyone is reminded that all recreation areas are still closed by order of the Boise National Forest and no one will be allowed to enter the area towing RVs or ATVs, etc. Checkpoints are still in place and all residents must show ID and proof of residence. Areas below Anderson Ranch Dam to the Fall Creek Lodge are unaffected by the closure order.
Hunters are reminded much of the area is closed by the Boise National Forest due to the fire. Access too many trails and forest roads is closed and barricaded. Elmore Sheriff Deputies are patrolling the areas and may issue citations to anyone violating the Road Closed signs and barricades.
Residents can stay informed by attending daily community meetings at 10:30 am listening to the radio, calling the fire information line at 208-653-2164, or calling the Sheriff's Incident Command at 208-590-3845.
Elmore County Sheriff
Fire Information Officer