Lemhi County Sheriff orders evacuations near Mustang Fire
Due to current active fire behavior on the Mustang Fire just west of Butcherknife Ridge, evacuation levels are being raised by the Lemhi County Sheriff.
Evacuation information from the Lemhi County Sheriff -
1. Evacuation zones E, F and I are now under LEVEL 2. (Homes along Highway 93 between Hull and Sheep Creek and both sides of the highway, and homes in the Hull, Hughes and Sheep Creek drainages). This is a situation where dangerous conditions exist that may threaten residents and/or residences. Residents must be fully prepared to leave at a moments notice. This may be the only notice residents receive. Every attempt will be made to advise residents and businesses as conditions change.
2. Evacuation zones G and H are under LEVEL 1. (Homes along Highway 93 north of Sheep Creek through Lost Pass Trail on both sides of the highway, and homes along Dahlonega Road). Residents are warned that current or projected threats from hazards associated with the fire are severe. This is the time for preparation, precautionary movement of persons with special needs, movement of mobile property and pets and livestock. If conditions change, every attempt will be made to notify residents and businesses.
3. Evacuation zones A, C and D remain under a PRE-LEVEL 1 ALERT. (All homes south of Copper Gulch) This level is intended to allow residents time to make preparations in the event that any one of the evacuation levels needs to be implemented. Safety and readiness of residents is our highest priority and it’s never too early to begin planning and making arrangements.
4. The existing LEVEL 3 Evacuation for Indian Creek with area B remains in effect. All other homes within Area B are under a Pre-Level 1 Alert.
No additional LEVEL 3 Evacuations are being implemented at this time; however, a LEVEL 3 Evacuation may be implemented at any time. Under LEVEL 3 Evacuations, residents are strongly advised to leave their property immediately as there is an immediate threat to life and safety.
Hull, Hughes and Sheep Creek roads are open to local residents only. Residents that decide to depart the area are asked to stop by the North Fork Fire Station to leave their name and address for the Sheriff. This information will help the Sheriff’s department in determining how many residents remain in the area.
For questions pertaining to this notice, call the Fire information Office at 208-865-2207.