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Montana Wildfire Update For July 24, 2021

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Flathead County Sheriff’s Office Saturday evening expanded the area under an evacuation warning due to the Hay Creek Fire near Polebridge.

Flathead Office of Emergency Services News Release:

Kalispell, MT, July 24, 2021 - Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has expanded the Evacuation Warning area in the North Fork area earlier today, and Sheriff Deputies are currently notifying the additional residents in the expanded area.

The Evacuation Warning area includes the following

  • Moose Creek Road - All residents with driveway access from Moose Creek Road
  • Red Meadow Road - All residents with driveway access from Red Meadow Road
  • North Fork Road - All residents on both sides of the North Fork Road between Moose Creek Road and Home Ranch Bottoms.
  • Polebridge Loop - 655, 700, 720 and 740 Polebridge Drive

At this time the community of Polebridge, residents of Glacier Drive, and the remainder of residents not previously identified for Polebridge Loop are not in the warning area.

An Evacuation Warning means there is a potential threat to life and/or property. This warning is issued to give residents time to prepare for a possible evacuation. Residents & Visitors who require additional time to evacuate or need to move pets or livestock are advised to begin the evacuation process now.

The Hay Creek Fire, burning about four miles from Polebridge, grew to 1,000 acres as of Saturday afternoon, according to Inciweb. It is 0% contained.

Map of the area under evacuation warning due to the Hay Creek Fire near Polebridge, MT, July 24, 2021.
Map of the area under evacuation warning due to the Hay Creek Fire near Polebridge, MT, July 24, 2021.

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