Fish Creek Fire Public Meeting Set, Evacuation Notices Near 300
Residents living near the West Fork Fish Creek Fire burning on the border between Missoula and Mineral Counties received new evacuation notices on Monday. Fire information officer Asano Otsu said the total number of evacuations is nearing 300.
"We are concerned about Fish Creek Drainage," Otsu said. "In that drainage, there are 13 to 15 homes that are being affected by the state's re-evacuation process. All in all, between Missoula County and Mineral County there are about 300 residences being notified of Stage 1, 2, or 3 evacuations."
Fire officials will host an informational meeting for the public in Alberton tomorrow evening, September 3rd.
"At 7:30 p.m. in Alberton High School gym. Everyone is invited," Otsu said. "We will be going over current status and planned action, any changes to evacuation from the county sheriff's office, any forest closure updates in fish and wildlife parks, river closure updates, and general information about how the fire is doing."
The West Fork Fish Creek Fire has burned through over 12,200 acres so far. It is still zero percent contained.