For Immediate Release: Evacuation Level Update
Incident: Mustang Complex Wildfire
Fire Information: 208-865-2207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - LEMHI COUNTY SHERIFF INCREASES EVACUATION LEVELS ALONG THE HIGHWAY 93 CORRIDOR IN IDAHO
Due to the proximity of the Mustang Fire to the Highway 93 corridor, the Lemhi County Sheriff is raising the evacuation level along portions of Highway 93 corridor between North Fork and Gibbonsville. Including the changes, the evacuation levels within the Highway 93 corridor are now as follows:
· All homes along both sides of Highway 93 from the intersection of Salmon River Road and Highway 93 at North Fork, north to the Hull Creek Road intersection are now at Evacuation Level 2.
· All homes along the west side of Highway 93 from the Sheep Creek Road intersection with Highway 93 north to the Gibbonsville Road intersection with Highway 93 are nowat Evacuation Level 2. The east side of Highway 93 from the Sheep Creek Road intersection with Highway 93 north to the Gibbonsville Road intersection with Highway 93 remains at Evacuation Level 1.
- · All homes on both sides of Highway 93 north of the Gibbonsville Road intersection with Highway 93 to the Lost Pass Trail and homes along Dahlonega Road, remain at Evacuation Level 1.
· Evacuation of homes along Highway 93 between Hull Creek and Sheep Creek on both sides of the highway, and homes in the Hull, Hughes, and Sheep Creek drainages remain at Evacuation Level 3.
·All homes south of the intersection of Salmon River Road and Highway 93 at North Fork remain at Evacuation Pre-Level 1 Alert. This is a time to make preparation in the event a higher evacuation level is required.
· The existing Evacuation Level 3 for Indian Creek residents remains in effect.
At Evacuation Level 1, preparation is critically important and should include precautionary movement of persons with special needs, movement of mobile property, pets and livestock.If conditions change, every attempt will be made to notify residents and businesses.
At Evacuation Level 2, conditions indicate a good probability that hazards associated with the approaching fire will severely limit our ability to provide emergency service protection. This is a situation where dangerous conditions exist that may threaten residents and/or residences. Residents must be fully prepared to leave at a moment's notice. This may be the only notice residents receive - every attempt will be made to advise residents and businesses as conditions change.
At Evacuation Level 3, residents are STRONGLY ADVISED to leave their property immediately as there is immediate threat to life and safety. By Section 46-1008 of the Idaho Code, with the signed proclamation by Governor Otter, an immediate evacuation of the area is required. The Sheriff will use all reasonable means to evacuate residents from the area and residents will not be allowed to return until conditions are safe (If you choose to ignore this evacuation level, understand that emergency services may not be available.).
For more information on evacuation preparation, please visit http://www.wildlandfirersg.org/.
The Fire Information Center at the North Fork Fire Station continues to be staffed with Public Information Officers ready to answer questions about the upgraded evacuation levels and the fire.
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