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West Fork Fire prompts more evacuations near Libby
September 5, 2017
The West Fork Fire just seven miles northwest of Libby is growing quickly. The fire started last week and is now burning about 1,600 acres.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon updated the areas listed under a mandatory evacuation order:
  * 17 Mile Community of Pipe Creek Road
  * Upper Bobtail Road, north of and including Hutton Drive, along with Milton Drive, Bobtail Lane, Verna Court
  * Quartz Mountain Road

The following pre-evacuation warnings are also in place:
  * Bobtail Road from Kootenai River Road to below Hutton Drive
  * Bobtail Cutoff Road
  * Winter Road
  * Whitetail Road
  * Indian Pipe Road
  * Bull Creek Road
  * Burrell Drive
  * Kootenai River Road, from Quartz Mountain Road to the end of Kootenai River Road (Bighorn Terrace).
  * North side of Kootenai River Road from North Central Road to Quartz Mountain Road
  * Pipe Creek Road from Forest Way and north
  * Forest Way
  * Lodge Pole Way
  * Doak Creek Road
  * Blue Mountain Lookout Road
  * Creekside Road
  * Timber Lane

Residents under pre-evacuation warning should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.

Pipe Creek Road is also closed from the 12 mile marker to the summit.
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