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No evacuations, but Westside Road access limited to residents

 
September 6, 2022

Wauneta Dawson photo
A helicopter makes a pass on the Katka Fire on Monday.
There are currently no evacuations in place in Boundary County in response to the Kootenai River Complex fires, however, as a precaution the following “Ready, Set, GO!” pre-evacuation preparations are in place:
  • “Set” - Westside Road from the Kootenai Wildlife Refuge north to Farnham Creek, have been advised to be in the “Set” stage of evacuation preparation, to evacuate immediately if it becomes necessary. (Scotch and Russell Mountain Fires)
  • “Ready” - Westside Road north of Farnham Creek to Kerr Lake Road have been advised to be in the “Ready” stage of evacuation to begin evacuation planning for their families, pets, and livestock. (Eneas Peak Fire)
  • “Ready” – Katka Road up from the lookout area, Two-Tail Road, and Misty Mountain Road have been advised to be in the “Ready” stage of evacuation to begin evacuation planning for their families, pets, and livestock. (Katka Fire)

In addition, access to Westside Road traffic is being limited to residents of Westside Road for public and firefighter safety. Non-resident traffic will interfere with the numerous structure protection and firefighting activities occurring along the road and could hinder any evacuation operations, should they occur.

The two best things residents can do to receive official notifications quickly are to sign up for Nixle text alerts by texting 83805 to 888777, and to continue to monitor local information sources, including 9B.News.

Current evacuation status information is also available in a recorded message on the Boundary County Emergency Information Line at (208) 696-BOCO (2626).

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