BLAINE COUNTY - A voluntary evacuation is in place for the Warm Springs area in Ketchum.

The Ketchum Fire Department had to rescue residents of Warm Springs from the rising flood waters Saturday. The Big Wood River is in the "major flooding" stage.

Warm Springs Road in Ketchum is closed to through traffic and travel beyond the pavement is extremely dangerous.

Idaho Power has also cut power to some homes and businesses in the area as a safety precaution. They warn more outages may be necessary.

The Sheriff is reminding everyone to take all flood warnings seriously. For up-to-date information, visit the Blaine County Sheriff Facebook Page.