Sheriff’s Office Issues Evacuation Order for Essex Area, Highway 2 Closed

By | August 28, 2015

The Flathead Beacon reports that residents of Essex could be out of their homes for up to a week, depending on what the Sheep Fire does in the coming days, according to fire officials. About 30 people attended a community meeting about the Sheep Fire in West Glacier Thursday night, just hours after the community of Essex was evacuated. On Thursday, the fire crossed a ridge along the McDonald Creek, worrying fire officials that spot fires could ignite in Essex. Read the full report here.

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