"We have had limited opportunities to put out spot fires near homes, but the conditions are very volatile," Mohn said. "It's not safe to directly attack the fire. There are several hundred structures threatened. There have been some lost, but I won't have a count until morning."
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"Firefighters are being assisted by 5 helicopters, an air tanker, and 3 bulldozers. Firefighters are planning to work through the night to protect the around 500 homes in the evacuation zones. Those on the front lines report propane tanks exploding from the intense heat."
KRTV has a detailed list of emergency procedures to be followed by evacuees and those who are put on Stage 1 evacuation warning. These include having a plan for what to take, where household members are to meet in case separated, making sure everyone has emergency phone numbers on their cell phones, making sure shelter has been ascertained for pets and livestock, staying tuned in to radio stations that are updating emergency procedures and more. Most important is that as soon as the evacuation order is issued, you do not delay but leave immediately.
The phone number for information is (406) 375-6650, the Ravalli County Emergency Operations Center.
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