Seeley Lake Residents in the path of the Rice Ridge Fire have been ordered to evacuate by the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office.

According to their Facebook page..

The following areas have been put under an evacuation ORDER due to an immediate fire threat near the Rice Ridge Fire:

Northern Boundary: The junction of Highway 83 and Cedar Lane northeast to Morrell Creek Road. The boundary continues along the Cottonwood Lakes Road east to the Forest Boundary.

Eastern Boundary: Cottonwood Lakes Road at the Forest Boundary and south to the northern boundary of the Double Arrow.

Southern Boundary: The junction of Highway 83 and Whitetail Drive east to the junction of Whitetail Drive and Dolly Varden. The southern boundary continues east to include the area north of the Commons Area and eastward to the intersection of Montana Drive and South Canyon Drive, continuing southeast along Montana Drive to the junction with Glacier Drive and then south to the junction with Double Arrow Road including Pyramid Loop and all areas in the Double Arrow Subdivision to the south and east.

Western Boundary: The junction of Highway 83 and Cedar Lane south to the junction of Highway 83 and Whitetail Drive.

The Missoula County Sheriff has extended the EVACUATION WARNING to include the area from the south Boyscout Road north to Tamaracks Resort, west of Highway 83 and east of the lake.

In addition, classes at Seeley Swan High School are cancelled on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 due to evacuation orders issued by the Missoula County Sheriffs office.

The District will follow up with more information for students and families regarding alternate locations for school or reopening the school pending direction from the Sheriff’s office that the area is safe for residents.