Evacuation Orders Downgraded In West Kootenai And Seeley Lake

Sep 10, 2017

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office has downgraded the evacuation orders for residents in Seeley Lake near the Rice Ridge Fire.

According to a post made by the sheriff’s office Sunday morning, effective at 8 a.m. the evacuation orders for zones 2 and 3 have been reduced to evacuation warnings.

This puts almost all Seeley Lake residents back in their homes, according to the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office. Six homes in Zone 5 remain under evacuation order.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's lifted the evacuation orders near the Caribou Fire for the entire West Kootenai area Sunday at 10am.  

A pre-evacuaiton warning remains in effect for the entire West Kootenai area.