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Sharps Fire Evacuation and Road Closure Information

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:01 am


Upper Quigley Canyon and Cove Creek Roads remain temporarily closed


The following roads will REOPEN EFFECTIVE 12:01 AM AUGUST 15, 2018:

  1. Muldoon Rd. at EE-DA-HO Ranch
  2. Little Wood Reservoir Rd. at Hunt Lane
  3. Baugh Creek, Road Canyon Rd., and High Five Creek Rd.
  4. Indian Creek Rd., Ohio Gulch Rd., and Slaughterhouse Creek Rd.
  5. East Fork Rd.  at Triumph

There are no current areas on Pre-Evacuation or Mandatory Evacuation.

Please maintain situational awareness. We will continue to monitor fire activity and notify you should conditions change. If you feel you are in danger do not wait for an evacuation order.


Message from Great Basin Incident Management Team #1

The fire is being heavily monitored but you may still see smoke and flames on the interior of the burned area. Swirls of dust and ash often blow through the area for a few weeks after a burn and they can deceive an onlooker into thinking the fire has restarted.

Here are some tips for what you can expect and when to call the authorities:

  • Flash floods are a very real hazard after a wildfire, particularly as a result of rain falling over a burned area upstream of your location. Alert the authorities if you see dammed rivers, creeks, or debris and mudflows after a wildfire.
  • Burned trees are easily downed by wind after a wildfire. Alert the authorities if trees fall and block a roadway, but other trees falling within the burned area are to be expected.
  • Alert the authorities if power poles fall over. Do not touch any power lines.
  • Keep a “fire watch.” Burning may continue well inside the fire area for several weeks after a wildfire. Only call authorities if smoke or flames are present outside of the fire area.
  • Be aware that smoke may be evident for several days.
  • Contact 911 if any danger is perceived.


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Website www.blainesheriff.com

Details about the fire are available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6055/  and @IdahoFireInfo

Please check these sites before calling us.

Residents can register for the Citizen Alert system at www.blainesheriff.com


Sheriff Steve Harkins

CONTACT:    Holly Carter– Blaine County Sheriff’s Office (208) 788-5536


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