ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Beaver Creek Fire Map 2013 grew today as the Idaho wildfire evacuated residents. The latest news update on the Beaver Creek Fire today August 17, 2013 prompted evacuations for North of Ketchum, Glassford Heights, Fox Creek, Eagle Creek, Chocolate Gulch and North Fork Trailer Park. New pre-evacuation orders were issued as well.
The spread of the Beaver Creek Fire Map 2013 prompted the latest news update today issued just after 4 pm EST today. First, pre-evacuation orders are now in place for several communities. They are “Hospital Bridge north to Lake Creek. This includes Warm Springs and the Cities of Ketchum and Sun Valley; residents of Hailey west of River Street including Queen of the Hills Drive, Sherwood Forest and Della View Subdivision (Does not include Albertson’s)”. Officials indicate that residents in those zones should “begin preparations now so that you can leave immediately should conditions deteriorate. Maintain situational awareness. If you are in danger, do not wait for an evacuation order. Leave immediately.”
Second, new mandatory evacuation orders have issued. They cover “for areas North of Ketchum, residents of Glassford Heights north to SNRA on both sides of Highway 75 including Fox Creek, Eagle Creek, Chocolate Gulch and North Fork Trailer Park.”
Third, existing mandatory evacuation orders are still in place. They include “Hailey west of River Street including Queen of the Hills Drive, Sherwood Forest and Della View Subdivision … Greenhorn Gulch, Golden Eagle, and Timber Gulch south down to Treasure Lane west of Hwy 75″. Also still under order are “all East Fork north to Hospital bridge on both east and west sides of Highway including Broadway Run; All Indian Creek, Ohio Gulch, and Heatherlands (includes Valley Club) All Deer Creek from the Hwy 75 west.”
Officials are keeping mandatory orders in place still for “Treasure Lane south McKercher Blvd. including Aspen Lakes west of Hwy 75 (does not include Northridge); Croy Creek Canyon from Big Wood Bridge west Residents of Hailey west of River Street including Queen of the Hills Drive, Sherwood Forest and Della View Subdivision.” And also in the zone of mandatory evacuation is “Baker Creek on West side of Hwy 75 south to North Fork (SNRA Headquarters) including Easley. (Does not include Galena Lodge).” For the latest fire map click HERE. And for continuing coverage click HERE.