Mandatory evacuations near Ketchum due to wildfire

Mandatory evacuations near Ketchum due to wildfire

Fire crests a ridge near the Deer Creek Drainage southwest of Ketchum

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by KTVB.COM

KREM.com

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 5:12 PM

KETCHUM, Idaho -- Residents of several rural areas threatened by the Beaver Creek Fire have been evacuated, and at least one structure has burned, according to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office.

The rural neighborhoods currently evacuated due to the fire include:

  • Greenhorn Gulch, from the arch west, but not including Golden Eagle
  • Deer Creek, from the Big Wood bridge west

A pre-evacuation notice has been issued to residents of the following areas:

  • Timber Gulch to Treasure Lane and the west side of the highway

Sheriff Gene Ramsay says there was at least one structure destroyed by flames near the Deer Creek area Wednesday night. He says deputies were going door-to-door warning of the fire and also notifying residents via phone and text messages.

Ramsey says there are currently no threats to the communities of Sun Valley or Hailey.

Those evacuated due to the fire can seek shelter at the Community Campus Hailey by calling 208-280-2315.

Here's the message posted for residents on the Blaine County website:

Update as of August 15th at 12:15pm - Please be advised that officers from Sun Valley Police, Ketchum Police, Hailey Police and the Idaho State Police are assisting the Blaine County Sheriff's Office in pre-evacuation notification and evacuations. Residents under MANDATORY EVACUATION are required to leave these areas IMMEDIATELY.

To watch the interview with the Blaine County sheriff, click the play icon above. To see it on the app, go to the video tab.


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