Mandatory evacuations still in place for Sharps Fire

Mandatory evacuations still in place for Sharps Fire
Posted at 10:35 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 13:57:02-04

UPDATE: 07/31

Mandatory evacuations are still in place for the Little Wood Recreation Area campground and all residences on Little Wood Reservoir Rd. and Flat Top Rd. north of the reservoir. High Five recreation sites have also been evacuated and closed to the public. This is a reaction to the Sharps Fire.  

So far, the fire has burned an estimated 34,726 acres of grass and timber, which is more than 54 square miles -- and is burning out of control, with no containment, according to fire managers.

A number of structures are threatened.

Officials said an exploding target caused the fire.

Also, Fish Creek Road is under a pre-evacuation notice. This fire is active and running, according to officials. Residents should prepare to leave at a moment’s notice; they are urged to gather critical documents, medications, children, and pets -- and be ready to leave quickly.

Elsewhere, Muldoon Road is closed from EE-DA-HO Ranch to Hunt Road. Little Wood Reservoir road is closed at the reservoir. High Five, Baugh Creek, Bay Horse and Hunt roads are also closed. The public is asked to stay out of these areas to allow for firefighter and public safety. 

Both Little Wood River Reservoir and High Five Recreation sites recreation are evacuated and closed to the public.