This is the latest news of the forest fire in our neighborhood. We are just 1 and 1/2 miles from Conner so we have gathered up things that are important to us just in case we need to go! A good website to keep up with the news of the fire is www.kpax.com It's our "local" TV station out of Missoula, Montana
Aug 20, 2007 07:20 AM MDT
Rombo Mountain Fire forces evacuations
Officials with the Ravalli County Sheriff's Department has ordered a Stage One Evacuation notice for residents who live west on U.S. Highway 93 South from Madison Hot Springs to Connor due to the Rombo Fire.
The order comes in addition to Saturday's evacuation of 30 structures from just south of Trapper Creek Job Corps Center south to Lloyd Creek is still in place.
In addition 35 Structures in the area from Lloyd Creek to Lavene Creek are on a standby to evacuate after the fire grew an estimated 4,000 acres on Saturday to over 17,000 acres.
Gusty winds kicked up the Rombo Fire both Saturday night and Sunday as the blaze grew an estimated 4,000 acres and has now burned over 17,000 acres.
So far no new evacuations have been ordered yet but with the high winds and extreme fire activity fire officials say that additional evacuation orders may be needed.