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Stage 3 Evacuation issued for Concord area due to McGuire Fire spread

Due to current fire activity on the northwestern flank of the McGuire Fire, a Stage 3 Evacuation Request for Concord has been issued by the Idaho County Sheriff's Office.

Residents are asked to evacuate immediately. As the fire backs to the northwest toward the West Fork of the Crooked River about rwo miles southwest of Orogrande, the Crooked River Road (#233) will be impacted by active fire and falling snags and rocks. The Crooked River Road has been and remains closed at the junction of Highway 14. With the expected impacts to the road, anyone staying in Concord may not be able to leave for two to five days.

Ingress and Egress from Dixie

As a need exists for residents of Dixie to enter and leave in order to resupply with basic necessities, a daily opportunity for ingress and egress from the fire closed areas and roads have been developed for residents only.

Ingress to Dixie: A pilot car will escort residents only into Dixie. Residents that wish to enter Dixie must be at the road block on road 222 at Trapper Creek and road 1190 before 8 a.m. Based on current fire activity and the condition of the roadway, approval for the pilot car to escort residents into Dixie will be given by the fire operations Branch Chief for Branch 1. Residents must realize that a potential non-approval may occur and they would not be allowed to go to Dixie. Approval for the escorted ingress into Dixie will be on a day to day basis based on current fire activity and roadway conditions. Residents must be prepared for not being allowed to go to Dixie on any given day. Residents that go to Dixie must be prepared to spend several days in Dixie if fire activity and roadway conditions prevent them from being escorted out of Dixie.

Egress from Dixie: A pilot car will escort residents out of Dixie. Residents that wish to leave from Dixie must be at the bridge on road 222 before 9 a.m. Based on current fire activity and condition of the roadway, approval for the pilot car to escort residents out of Dixie will be given by the fire operations Branch Chief for Branch 1. Residents must realize that a potential non-approval may occur and they would not be allowed to egress from Dixie. Approval for the escorted egress will be on a day to day basis based on current fire activity and roadway conditions. Residents must be prepared for not being allowed to leave from Dixie on any given day. Residents that depart Dixie must be prepared to spend several days away from Dixie if fire activity and roadway conditions prevent them from being escorted back into Dixie.

Local residents and public concerned about the McGuire Fire Complex are encouraged to call the public information line 208-842-2725.

For further information, including details regarding the McGuire Fire Complex, visit: http://www.inciweb.org/ and select "McGuire Complex"


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Window on the Clearwater
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Orofino, ID 83544
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