Evacuations underway as a result of 3,000 acre Sharps Fire

Posted at 6:47 PM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 00:55:43-04

Evacuations are underway at the Little Wood Recreation Area campground and all residences on Little Wood Reservoir Road and Flat Top Road north of the reservoir as a result of the Sharps Fire. 

Residents in Fish Creek Road are now on Pre-Evacuation Notice. The fire is described as "active and running." 

The Sharps fire is burning 3,000 acres near Bellvue and is threatening multiple structures near Flat Top Airstrip.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Department says the fire has crossed Muldoon Summit and Little Wood Reservoir Rd. The Sharps Fire is burning into Cold Creek, High Five Creek and towards Carey farm areas. 

The fire started around 11:15 Sunday Morning. The BLM says the thunderstorms, high heat and gusty winds in the area are a concern. 

Muldoon Canyon Road is closed at the west side E-Da-Ho Ranch entrance and at Baugh Creek Rd on the east side. On the east side of the E-Da-Ho Ranch the road closure has been moved to Hunt Lane.

Officials are asking the public to stay away from the area. The cause of the fire is under investigation.