From Beaverhead County Sheriff's Office:
Alder Creek Fire Evacuations
On July 31, 2021 at 8:00 AM, the Stage 2 evacuations for the residents of Alder Creek will be scaled back to Stage 1.
Stage-1 Alert and Warning is as follows;
There is a high probability of the need for evacuation. Law Enforcement personnel/representatives will attempt to make personal visits to each residence and business in the threatened area. Some residents, primarily those with special health needs or other concerns, should relocate during this stage of evacuation.
All other evacuations will remain in effect until further notice.
Trail Creek Fire,
On July 26, 2021 at approximately 5:00 PM, Beaverhead County Dispatch lost connection with the link that serves Emergency Services for the Big Hole Valley. The following day it determined that phone service was interrupted to the site. We believe that the fire in the area burnt through the lines. In order to establish emergency communication in the Valley a temporary radio system was installed at the Wisdom Fire Hall. This temporary system will remain in place until it is safe to complete an upgrade on the Butler Mountain site.