Incident: Region 23 Complex Wildfire
EVACUATIONS: Evacuation orders have been lifted for theCommunity of Whitney and the Crow Butte Uranium Mine. All other evacuations inthe Western and Southern portions of the West Ash Fire are still in effect.Areas that are included in this evacuation area: West Ash Creek Road, DryerRoad, Saw Log Road, Crow Butte Road, Squaw Creek Road, Breakneck Road, Horseshoe Road, Chadron StatePark continues to remain closed.
Evacuations are expected to remain in place for the next 24 to 36hours. Law enforcement and fire management are reviewing the daily weatherforecasts, wind direction, fire behavior and progress made in containing thefire in and around residents' homes. If all of these factors become stableenough for officials to feel comfortable that they would not have to askresidents to leave their homes again, the decision will then be made to allowevacuees to return home.