Contact Us

Update – Stage One Evacuation Notice Due to Sawtooth Fire [AUDIO]

sawtooth fire
photo courtesy of inciweb.org

The Incident Commander, Tom Heintz, has conferred with Ravalli County Law Enforcement and Fire Officials and recommended the initiation of Stage 1 Evacuation Notice.  The Notice is being delivered for the entire area described as follows: All residential and commercial properties West of Westside Road;  South of Paradise Trail and Blodgett Camp Road; and North of North Gold Creek Loop.

Local Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Management officials are in the process of alerting the residents within that area and the public in general.

 

Stage 1 Evacuation notice is the Alert and Warning notice.  It means there is a high probability of the need to evacuate.  Law enforcement personnel/representatives will attempt to make personal visits to each residence and business in the threatened area.  Residents are responsible to make arrangements to move property and livestock.  Some residents, primarily those with special health needs or other concerns, should relocate during this stage of evacuation.

Observations that were made on the fire area a short time ago indicated sustained winds of 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph over the top of the ridge this fire is on.  Winds have pushed the fire in an easterly and southerly direction near the bottom of Sawtooth Canyon.  It is likely to have spotted over the top into Canyon Creek as well.

Special Concerns:  New fire starts! Attention: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in effect for this area. Information on fire restrictions can be found at http://firerestrictions.us/mt/.

More Information: Visit Inciweb at www.inciweb.org, email sawtoothfire@gmail.com

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

More From KYSS FM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kyssfm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KYSS FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on KYSS FM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!