New Fires Start and An Evacuation Order For Custer County
Officials say the Canyon fire in the south hills has been contained.
It has burned nearly 89 thousand acers.
And A New fire was reported just before 5:00 south of Shoshone at Notch Butte.
Shoshone Rural Fire Department as well as 5 BLM Engines, 1 Water Tender, 1 Dozer, 1 Air Attack and 2 Single Engine Air Tankers responded.
The initial update was 100 acres and growing towards the east.
An investigator is on scene to determine the cause.
No further information is known at this time.
AND a 350–acre fire is growing west of Ketchum.
CUSTER COUNTY ID
The Custer County Sheriff Department is requesting that you evacuate.
AREA TO BE EVACUATED--
Sunbeam Store to (including Custer Town and Jordan Creek) Loon Creek Summit.
WHEN TO EVACUATE--
You should be evacuated by Friday, August 17th, 2012 by 5:00PM.
If you fail to evacuate as instructed we CAN NOT guarantee your safety. Emergency Services or a Rescue may not be available to you if you do not evacuate as requested.
Information about this evacuation or available shelters is available to at the following location:
STANLEY CITY HALL
CUSTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN CHALLIS