This time of the year, it’s hard to tell where the smoke is coming from – there is just so much of it. Given how dry things are, and how thin our resources are spread, it’s good to keep informed.
So, where do we go?
State Map– helpful to get a quick glance and see if there’s anything new in the area.
InciWeb– Good for a broader map- the website also includes tables that list the reported incidents.
Code Red– Receive notifications of emergencies in your area.
TFS Volunteer Fire Department– they post information on Facebook, and they can always use help and support.
Fire Restrictions– What do the different stages mean? Find out here. Wondering which stage an area is in? They have a map!
Fire and Smoke Map– National level map. More useful to answer “where is the smoke coming from” when we don’t have as many fires nearby. Speaking of those…
Burnt Peak and South Yaak Fires– Burnt Peak was 2,715 acres and 31% contained, as of about 7 pm July 26th. South Yaak was 1,523 acres and 10% contained. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has been putting updates out on Facebook. The South Yaak fire has seen both evacuation and pre-evacuation notices.
Closer to home, while not in Lincoln County, is the Hay Creek Fire. It is 4 miles West of Polebridge. As of 6 pm July 26th, it was 1,158 acres. The area receiving pre-evacuation notice for the Hay Creek Fire has been expanding.