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Level 2 evacuations notice for the Lowman Area

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 06:59:59-04
Up to 30 people living near Lowman are being asked to evacuate as the Pioneer Fire continues to burn in the Boise national forest. 
 
The fire is now at 50  percent containment but it's still threatening structures.  The fire has burned 76,980 acres.
 
Close to 2,000 firefighters continue to battle the fire burning in timber.
 
The Boise County Sheriff's Office has issued level 2 evacuations due to fire suppression activities which may result in heavy smoke and extreme fire behavior. While residents are being asked to leave, they aren't required to go. 
 
The following areas are being encouraged to evacuate:
 
Banks Lowman Road, MP 31 to Lowman
Lowman Home Road
North Shore Drive
Hall Drive
Lower Bear Valley Road
Residents on the west side of HWY 21 and Junction Banks on Lowman Road, at MP 73
 
Residents should be prepared to leave at moment's notice. Attempts will be made to notify residents as conditions change.