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Evacuation warning expanded for Hay Creek Fire

| July 25, 2021 7:40 AM

The pre-evacuation notice for the Hay Creek Fire has been expanded, the county office of Emergency Services said Saturday. It now includes:

• 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 and visitors who require additional time to evacuate or need to move pets or livestock are advised to begin the evacuation process now. 

The fire was listed at about 1,000 acres. Today winds in the 15-20 mph range are expected this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s.

In addition, crews were working to extend a hose line around a fire near Werner Peak in Whitefish Range called the Hemlock Fire.

It was listed at 16 acres.