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"Go" notice issued for west side of U.S. 95 from county line to Hillman Basin Road due to Rattlesnake Creek Fire

The Adams County Sheriff's Office issued a "Go" notice for evacuation of the area from the Idaho-Adams county line to Hillman Basin Road due to threat from the Rattlesnake Creek Fire. The notice was issued before 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16, 2018, according to an ACSO Facebook post.

Authorities have asked residents to look to the Idaho and Adams county sheriffs Facebook pages or sign up for alerts to receive the latest information.

The Rattlesnake Creek Fire incident management team Aug. 16 information noted the fire had grown to nearly 6,000 acres in size and was being worked by 422 personnel -- 119 more than were listed in the team's Aug. 15 news release.

The evacuation area was under a "point protection strategy" for firefighting effort, according to the IMT.

A point protection strategy is in place in Hillman and Boulder Creek residential areas, Elk Lake subdivision, and structures along the Highway 95 corridor south of the Idaho/Adams county line. Assessments and implementation of structure protection work will occur in Whitewater Wilderness Ranch Estates, Rapid River and Shingle Creek subdivisions, and structures within the Highway 95 corridor north of the county line.

Dry thunderstorms are forecast this evening, with gusty and erratic winds, the IMT had noted Thursday morning.


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