Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman says the reverse 9-1-1 system employed by fire and sheriff's authorities sent out an incorrect message to hundreds of homes and cell phones regarding certain areas in which residents could return to their homes.

Hoffman says those who received the automated message from the state or the county should disregard that information and instead respond to the message Hoffman and Sawtooth Fire authorities relayed to the media earlier Wednesday afternoon.

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman