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Update: Evacuation Level Status For Sunrise Fire

Verde Creek night firing operation on the Sunrise fire.
Alan McGuire-Dale/Inciweb
Verde Creek night firing operation on the Sunrise fire.

8/12   9 p.m.

Trout Creek Road from Magone Ranch (near Pellet Mill) southwest through the fire area is in Stage 3 evacuation, meaning residents need to leave their homes, as of 7 a.m. Saturday. Quartz Creek, Cougar Gulch, and Verde Creek are also in Stage 3 evacuation. 

Riverbed, Sunrise and Quartz Flat are currently in Stage 2 evacuation, meaning residents  should get ready to leave. 

The Red Cross is prepared to open a shelter at the Superior High School for evacuees.

A public meeting was held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Lozeau Lodge. 

More information on the Sunrise fire can be found on InciWeb.

Corin Cates-Carney manages MTPR’s daily and long-term news projects. After spending more than five years living and reporting across Western and Central Montana, he became news director in early 2020.
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