4:30 Evacuation Update 8/16/2013
Incident: Beaver Creek Fire Wildfire
New Mandatory Evacuation: south of East Fork to Treasure Lane including Indian Creek both sides of Hwy 75.
MOST RECENT FIRE UPDATE Message from Blaine County Sheriff Please be aware that residents will be notified through the Citizen Alert System and the Sheriff's website www.blainesheriff.comwhen it is safe to return to evacuated areas. Return Notifications will be done in phases to allow for a safe and smooth travel transitions. Please check back here for up to date information. At this time the Wood River Medical Center Hospital is open and NOT under Pre-Evacuation Notification. The hospital does have contingency plans for evacuation should they be needed.
Update....August 16, 2013 2:45 p.m
MANDATORY EVACUATION AREAS Take your essentials belongings and pets and GO NOW
Baker Creek on West side of Hwy 75 South to North Fork (SNRA Headquarters) 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 and Deer Creek from the Big Wood Bridge West
Residents are encouraged to evacuate SOUTH Avoid Ketchum and Sun Valley areas.
If you are physically unable to evacuate call 911All Services to these areas will be discontinuedYou will not be allowed to re-enter the area until the danger has passed.
Croy Creek Canyon from Big Wood River Bridge West
Indian Creek to North Fork (below SNRA Headquarters)on both sides of Hwy 75. this includes Warm Springs and the Cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley
Begin preparations now so that you can leave immediately if conditions deteriorate. Maintain situational awareness.
If you are in danger, DO NOT WAIT for a Evacuation Order. LEAVE IMMEDIATELY Residents are strongly encouraged to prepare for immediate evacuation to SOUTH. Avoid Ketchum and Sun Valley areas. Residents in Pre-Evacuation zones with no means of transportation or who are physically unable to evacuate on their own, should ask a neighbor or call (208)578-3831. 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.